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Officials to Announce $50K Reward in Search For Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed 82-Year-Old Man

City officials were expected to announce a $50,000 reward for information on the search for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 82-year-old man in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this month.

Jung Taek Nam was walking eastbound on Francisco Street in an unmarked crosswalk when he was struck by a driver who was travelling southbound on Vermont Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver failed to stop or render aid, police said. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene where Nam was pronounced dead.

The suspect vehicle is described as a possibly dark blue or purple 2011 to 2014 Dodge Challenger.

City Councilmember Joe Busciano will announce the $50,000 reward at an afternoon news conference Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Area detectives (323) 421-250

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