Motorist sought in deadly hit-and-run in Palms area of L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities sought the public's help Thursday to find the hit-and-run motorist involved in the death of a man in the Palms area of Los Angeles.

The man, in his 30s, was injured about 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 26 at Venice and Robertson boulevards and died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Information on his identity was not available.

"A compact SUV, possibly blue in color, was traveling westbound on Venice ... when it struck a pedestrian lying on the roadway outside a marked crosswalk at Robertson Boulevard," the LAPD said in a statement. "The suspect ... fled the scene and did not stop to render aid and/or ID themselves."

A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for information that helps solve a fatal hit-and-run.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call LAPD West Traffic Division detectives at 213-473-0234, or the police tipline at 877-LAPD- 247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website

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