Boyle Heights collision leaves pedestrian dead [updated]

Pedestrian killed at Evergreen and Fairmont in Boyle Heights


Boyle Heights  —  A man was killed after being struck by a car while crossing the street Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 5:10 p.m. when the victim, who police believe was homeless,  was walking in the crosswalk between the southeast and southwest corner of Fairmount Street and N. Evergreen Avenue, said Detective Juan Campos with the LAPD Central Traffic Division.

The driver was headed southbound on Evergreen Avenue when he went through the intersection and struck the pedestrian, police said.

The driver stopped to administer aid to the victim, who suffered blunt force trauma to his head and body. He was then transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m.

The victim has not yet been identified. He is a Latino male, around 60 to 65 years old, Campos said.

The driver is a white male in his 60s. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the accident, Campos said.

Update: The victim has been identified as 72-year-old Victor Armas Perez, reports MyNewsLA.com.

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