A bicyclist was fatally struck by a hit-and-run motorist Saturday in South Los Angeles.
The incident was reported just after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and 88th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division.
A witness told NBC4 he saw a cyclist walking his bike across the street before the driver of a black Chevy Tahoe sped up to avoid a red light. After clearing the light, he said the driver hit the man, and did not stop or slow down after the crash.
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Officials pronouned the bicylist dead at the scene. He had not been identified early Saturday afternoon.
The man was not in a crosswalk when he was struck. Community members said jaywalking at the location is not unusual because the nearest crosswalk takes several minutes to get a walk signal.
Authorities are investigating the hit-and-run and are searching for the driver responsible for the death of the bicylist.
A description of the car or driver was not immediately available.
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