Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to a pedestrian’s death after he was struck by a truck in Lancaster, Saturday, Aug. 4.
Detectives are also asking for the public’s help in identifying two vehicles and their occupants.
About 2 a.m., deputies with the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lancaster station were called to the intersection of Lancaster Boulevard and Elm Avenue where the hit-and-run occurred, Deputy Charles Moore said in a release.
The man was standing in the street on Lancaster Boulevard talking with people in a black sedan, which was parked along the south curb line, when a full-sized white truck travelling eastbound on Lancaster Boulevard struck the victim, Moore said.
The victim, who hasn’t been identified, was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.
The truck, which is believed to be a Chevrolet or Dodge, stopped momentarily before speeding away from the scene toward Sierra Highway.
The truck was travelling in excess of the posted 15 mile-per-hour speed limit, Moore said.
Witnesses reported the black sedan also fled the scene after the pedestrian was hit.
Lancaster station traffic investigators are asking the public’s help to locate the white truck and identify the driver. They are also looking for potential witnesses who were in the black sedan.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact traffic investigators at 661-948-8466. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.