SYLMAR (CNS) — Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Sylmar earlier this week, as detectives continued their efforts to find the motorist involved in the death.
The crash was reported at 12:48 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at Hubbard Street and Foothill Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the fatally injured man as 66-year-old Anthony Hurd, whose city of residence was not known.
According to the LAPD, Hurd was crossing Foothill Boulevard in the middle of the block, south of Hubbard Street, when he was hit by a gray or silver sedan, possibly a Kia or Toyota.
“The driver of the sedan then entered a gas station driveway area while dragging the pedestrian underneath the vehicle,” police said in a statement.
“The hit-and-run driver then backed up, turned around and fled southbound (on) Foothill Boulevard without stopping, identifying himself/herself, or attempting to render aid to the pedestrian that sustained fatal injuries.”
A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the Los Angeles City Council for information that helps solve a fatal hit-and-run. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8033 or (818) 644-8036, (877) LAPD-247 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.