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Authorities Wednesday identified a pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run in the Mid-City area.

Rafael Cabrera, 41, of Los Angeles was struck by one or more vehicles at about 10:10 p.m. Monday in the 5000 block of Venice Boulevard and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Cabrera, who was not in a crosswalk, was hit by a dark-colored SUV that was going eastbound on Venice Boulevard, according to the LAPD.

“The vehicle continued eastbound (on) Venice Boulevard and failed to stop,” according to an LAPD statement. “A second dark-colored sports utility vehicle may have also been involved, but it has not been determined at this time.”

No description was available of either motorist. A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for help in solving fatal hit-and-run crimes.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the LAPD West Traffic Division at 213-473-0234, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website

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