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Investigators seek witnesses in fatal hit-and-run in Compton

February 15, 2010 |  4:29 pm
Authorities in Compton are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run accident Monday morning that left a man on a bicycle dead.

A silver or gray 1990s Ford passenger van, possibly an Aerostar, struck the man about 8 a.m. as he was riding near South Dwight Avenue and West Compton Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The vehicle was seen fleeing east on Compton. Rescuers attempted to treat the victim, but he died of his injuries. His name was not released, the department said.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the Compton sheriff's station  at (310) 605-6500.

-- Robert J. Lopez
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