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Witnesses sought in fatal hit and run in South L.A.

March 5, 2012 | 11:00 pm

Fatal hit-and-run in South L.A._
Los Angeles police Monday night were seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run vehicle collision last month that left a man dead after he was thrown from his car.

Charles Frazier, 22, was driving south on Normandie Avenue near Vermont Avenue in his 1986 Chevrolet Camaro on Jan. 11 when he was stuck from behind shortly after 12:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The vehicle that slammed into Frazier's car was described as a possible Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Impala, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The impact of the collision caused Frazier to veer into oncoming traffic and collide with another vehicle, the LAPD said.

Frazier was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The LAPD described the hit-and-run driver as an African American male who about 5-feet 11-inches tall. He weighed about 180 pounds and was wearing a red bandana, black baseball hat and a black shirt.

The man's vehicle was black or dark in color and had large chrome rims, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (323) 421-2500. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.


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Photo: Surveillance footage of the vehicles involved in the hit-and-run accident. Credit: LAPD