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Pedestrian killed in Santa Monica hit-and-run

Photo: Scene of where a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monice. Credit: KTLA-TVA man was killed in a Santa Monica crosswalk Wednesday morning by a hit-and-run driver who fled in a visibly damaged charcoal gray Toyota Camry, police said.

The pedestrian was walking across Lincoln Boulevard at Santa Monica Boulevard when the southbound Toyota fatally struck him, said Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department.

The motorist did not stop and fled south on Lincoln, Lewis said.

The Toyota's right fender -- and possibly the hood -- was damaged, and a side-view mirror was missing in the fatal collision, Lewis said.

Police had not yet released the victim's name. Witnesses indicated he crossed the street against a red light.

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Photo: Police officers work at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Santa Monica. Credit: KTLA-TV

 
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