Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver Wednesday Night in Van Nuys


Man Killed in Van Nuys Auto-Pedestrian Crash at Oxnard Street and Cantaloupe Avenue

Van Nuys, California – A man died after he was hit by a driver who fled the scene Wednesday night at the intersection of Oxnard Street and Cantaloupe Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division reported.

The man was struck by a gray Saturn sedan at about 8:55 p.m. on July 8.

Police said the sedan was traveling eastbound on Oxnard when it hit the pedestrian who was crossing at the intersection of Cantaloupe.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the crash.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department pronounced the man dead at the scene. The victim was only identified as an approximately 70-years-old Van Nuys man.

The sedan was last seen driving eastbound on Oxnard Street. The car had extensive damage to its front. Its side view mirror and other identifiable vehicle parts were found at the crash scene.

Authorities are looking for the hit-and-run suspect.

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