90-year-old pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

Police said they’re looking for a driver who fled from the scene of a crash that killed a 90-year-old man in West Long Beach.

The man was crossing Willow Street in an unmarked crosswalk at La Vere Drive when a pick-up truck hit him around 9:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, according to the LBPD.

“The driver of the truck failed to remain on scene and fled without providing any information,” police said.

When officers got there, the man was lying in the roadway. Medics tried to help him and took him to a hospital, where he died, police said.

Police said the driver was in a white Toyota Tacoma that was headed west on Willow Street.

They asked anyone with information about the crime to contact Detective Shawn Loughlin at 562-570-7355.

Anonymous tips can be provided through Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.