Police seek information about drivers who hit, killed man, 66
Los Angeles police are still searching for two hit-and-run drivers who struck and killed a 66-year-old man in South Los Angeles.
The man was crossing outside the crosswalk on Central Avenue south of 42nd Place about 1:50 a.m. Sunday when a silver Pontiac Grand Am with chrome rims traveling north on Central hit him. The Pontiac drove on, leaving the man lying in the road.
Minutes later another vehicle ran over the man and dragged him nearly 200 feet. That vehicle was described as a green Chevrolet Suburban with tinted windows.
Police described the driver of the Suburban as a Latino man in his 20s with glasses and spiky hair. They had no description of the Pontiac driver.
Both incidents were captured on surveillance video.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Traffic Division Det. Jose De Leon or Det. Josephine Mapson at (213) 972-1852. During nonbusiness hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) 527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
-- Abby Sewell