A 76-year-old man from Los Angeles was responsible for , according to . He has not been arrested.
The man, whose name has not been released, was questioned by police after one of his family members notified the SMPD following the incident. He has been "cooperative," according to police, and a driver’s re-examination with the Department of Motor Vehicles has been submitted.
A pedestrian, who was a 73-year-old homeless man, was killed in the incident, which occurred around 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday. His name has not been released.
The man was in the south crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard, walking eastbound across Lincoln Boulevard, apparently against a red light, Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
The car was in the southbound lane on Lincoln (the lane closest to the median) when it hit the pedestrian, throwing him 30 feet. The car continued southbound on Lincoln, and the man was later pronounced dead at the scene. The incident was classified as a felony.
"The police department received a phone call that a possible family member was involved in the collision," Lewis said Thursday. "Officers responded to the location of the suspected driver and met with the family member who cooperated in the investigation. Damage to the vehicle along with witness information obtained by investigators confirmed that the vehicle at the location had been involved in the collision. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was identified."
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Police are asking those with information about the incident to call Investigator Chris Dawson at (310) 458-8954, Sgt. Jeff Wiles at (310) 458-8950 or the general SMPD line at (310) 458-8495.
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This article was updated at 11:25 p.m.