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Driver Returns Hour Later to Downey Crash That Left 74-Year-Old Man Dead

A 74-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a car as he crossed the street in Downey Wednesday night, Downey police said.

The deadly crash occurred at 8:11 p.m. at Brookshire Avenue and Gallatin School House Road.

Police say the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when a white car struck him, and left the area.

The driver, later identified as 64-year-old Quddus Kahn, of the white Honda returned to the crash site an hour later, Downey police said. The car showed significant damage, with the windshield bashed in.

It appeared the victim's shoe was knocked off in the crash.

The 74-year-old Downey resident was taken to the hospital following the crash, and later died.

Thursday morning, Kahn was arrested on felony hit-and-run charges and other charges were pending, according to Downey Police Department.

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