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Boy killed in apparent hit-and-run accident in South L.A. [Updated]

July 15, 2010 | 10:22 pm
Me.accidentLos Angeles police on Thursday were investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident that left a 10-year-old boy dead in South Los Angeles. 

The boy was struck about 2:30 p.m. at 76th and Hoover streets in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

A description of the vehicle had not been released Thursday night. 

No other details were available.

[Updated at 11:01 p..m.: The LAPD identified the boy as Natanael Garcia and now say that he was 11 years old. The suspect's vehicle is described as a black or dark blue sport utility vehicle with tan trim and stock wheels.]

Anyone with information is asked to call (877) 527-3247.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Los Angeles Police investigate the scene at Hoover and 76 streets, where an 11-year-old boy was struck and killed. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times