Los Angeles Police Department cruiser.
A Los Angeles Police Department cruiser. MNLA.com photo by John Schreiber

Police Sunday hunted the hit-and-run killer of a 4-year-old girl who died in her uncle’s vehicle that overturned as her uncle desperately tried to avoid a crash with a vehicle that had just made an illegal U-turn in Harbor City.

Meanwhile, the dead little girl’s brother, 5, was fighting for his life in a hospital after he was critically injured in the crash.

The children were traveling with their uncle at 8:20 p.m. Friday in the 26000 block of South Vermont Avenue when another vehicle parked across the street made the illegal U-turn in front of the family, according to broadcast reports.

The family’s vehicle swerved to avoid a crash, struck a pole and rolled over.

Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department said the children, along with the 27-year-old driver, were taken to a hospital, where the girl died of her injuries.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman told City News Service the driver of the other vehicle is still at large and a description of that fleeing vehicle was not immediately available.

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