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Man fatally hit in Commerce while street race underway

Police searched Friday for the driver of a dark pickup truck or SUV that struck and killed a 19-year-old man in a Commerce intersection.

The man was in the middle of the road when the vehicle struck him at a high rate of speed around 11 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Randolph Street and Eastern Avenue, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Lt. Sam Arellano of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. His name had not been released yet.

Witnesses told police a street race was underway Thursday night, but the vehicle that struck the man was described as a large, dark-colored pickup truck or SUV, Arellano said.

"Typically, pickup trucks of that size are not used in street racing," Arellano said.

The area is a largely industrial neighborhood, and Arellano said he was not aware of any repeated street racing there. 

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