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5-Year-Old Boy Struck, Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

Police were searching for the suspected driver who struck and killed a 5-year-old boy Tuesday in the Florence area of South Los Angeles.

The crash was reported about 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of 82nd Street and Towne Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sal Ramirez.

The unidentified boy was playing with others when he ran across the street towards his house and got struck, police said. 

He was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to the LAPD's South Traffic Division.

A neighbor's surveillance cameras captured what police believe is the suspected vehicle speeding away from the scene.

The suspect vehicle is a mid-1990s, faded dark green Chevrolet Suburban SUV with tinted rear windows and front end damage from the crash. It was last seen headed west from the crash scene, police said.

Adrian Arambulo contributed to this report.

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