Driver Sought in Fatal Hit and Run Accident

Surveillance pictures may offer clues.

Andy Jones

A bicycle rider was killed in a hit-and-run involving a  minivan in Compton Monday, according to deputies at the sheriffs' Compton  station.

The accident at Compton Boulevard and Dwight Avenue was reported at 8:04  a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Peter Ramirez said.

The victim, described only as a male, was riding north on Dwight Avenue  and was struck by a silver or gray 1990s Ford passenger van, possible an  Aerostar, that was traveling east on Compton Boulevard, Ramirez said.

The van was last seen going east on Compton Boulevard, he said.

The victim was treated by the Compton firefighters, but died of his  injuries, Ramirez said.

Sheriff's traffic investigators were assigned to the case.

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