BOYLE HEIGHTS — A traffic collision this morning left a 50-year-old pedestrian dead as he was crossing the street.
The victim was crossing Olympic Boulevard near Orme Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Olympic at about 6 a.m., said Officer Irma Mota with LAPD’s Media Relations.
The driver remained at the scene to help the victim. The victim was then transported to a hospital where he died of his injuries, said Mota.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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