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Pedestrian dies in South L.A. after being hit by two vehicles

June 17, 2012 |  4:44 pm

A man died in South Los Angeles early Sunday morning after he was struck by two vehicles in separate hit-and-run incidents, police said.

The man was walking in a marked crosswalk on 42nd Street about 2 a.m. when he "collided into the driver's side" of the first vehicle, which was traveling north on Central Avenue, said Sgt. Kris Davis of the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Bureau.

The vehicle didn't stop as the man landed in the street, Davis said. Passersby tried to help the victim but a second vehicle — described as a large green SUV also heading northbound on Central — ran over him and dragged him "several hundred feet," Davis said.

The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis said police were looking for both vehicles involved in the incident but no description was available for the first.

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— Kate Mather

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