VAN NUYS (CNS) – A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Van Nuys
and police today were searching for the suspect’s vehicle.

   The victim was walking across Hazeltine Avenue, south of Gault Street,
at about 8:50 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a silver sedan traveling
northbound on Hazeltine, according to a Los Angeles Police Department

   The silver sedan fled the scene.

   Paramedics took the pedestrian to a hospital, where he died of his
injures. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

   Police described the silver sedan as having severe damage to its front
end and windshield and asked anyone with information to contact LAPD Valley
Traffic Division Officer Takishita at 818-644-8116 or Officer Fredo at 818-644-

   Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or
submitted online at