Man Dragged 75 Feet, Killed in Compton Hit-and-Run Crash

The victim was crossing Alameda and Oaks streets when he was struck.

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    Sheriff’s deputies investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash in Compton on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

    A 65-year-old man died after being dragged 75 feet in a hit-and-run crash in Compton on Tuesday night, authorities said.

    The man was struck as he crossed the road about 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of Alameda and Oaks streets, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators said.

    The driver sped away in what witnesses described as a white sedan, possibly a Pontiac or Chevrolet.

    Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His identity was withheld until his family was notified.

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