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Driver Ditches Prius After Killing Man in South LA Hit-and-Run

Police were using bloodhounds at the scene of the crime, where the driver left a cap.

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A 34-year-old man crossing a street outside of a crosswalk in South Los Angeles was killed Thursday morning in a hit-and-run crash and the driver was in custody.

The victim was crossing Hill Street near Adams Boulevard about 1 a.m. when the vehicle traveling south on Hill Street struck the man, then was driven away, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle was found abandoned about three blocks away near the intersection of 30th and Hill streets, police said. Video from the location showed extensive damage to the front end of the Toyota Prius, as well as a busted windshield.

"The suspect was arrested a short time later," the LAPD's Central Traffic Division tweeted about 5:40 a.m. The exact time and location of the arrest was not disclosed. The name of the victim was not immediately available."

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