Echo Park -- A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed this morning in a hit-and-run on Sunset Boulevard, police said.
The man, about 60, was injured about 5:20 a.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Douglas Street and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
NBC4 and other media outlets say the victim was identified as José Vaquiero, a grandfather of 3 who police say may have entered traffic lanes to cathc a bus.
Witnesses described the car as a Honda or Hyundai, dark blue, with dark tinted windows and possible damage to the front-end. No description was available of the motorist.
Sunset Boulevard was closed to all traffic near the scene of the crash.
The No. 2, 4 and 704 bus lines are being rerouted to Temple Street until about 1 pm, says Metro.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.
Here is a screen shot of the possible fatal hit and run Veh. A possible blue Honda Accord. @FOXLA @NBCLA @LaOpinionLA @KCBSKCALDesk @ABC7 @Univision34LA @LANow @KTLAnewsdesk @bikinginla @TELEMUNDO52 @TheEastsiderLA @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/bNDf2OMk9E— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) December 20, 2019