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LAPD searching for driver involved in fatal Koreatown hit-and-run

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LAPD are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man on Olympic Boulevard in Koreatown on Saturday night. The fatal crash took place about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Norton Avenue, said a desk officer at LAPD's West Traffic Division.

Investigators believe the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was eastbound on Olympic Boulevard and the victim was apparently not in a crosswalk when he was hit, said Officer Cleon Joseph of LAPD's Media Relations section. The pedestrian's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin. Authorities have no firm description of the vehicle the hit-and-run motorist was driving, according to Joseph.

Police asked anyone with information on this fatal hit-and-run to call the LAPD's West Traffic Division at 213-473-0222.