Update: On Wednesday evening, the SMPD issued an updating indicating that the victim was age 65 to 70, not in his late 50s or early 60s, as police had previously said. Also, they said the man was walking eastbound across Lincoln Boulevard—not westbound, as they had initially believed. Finally, police are not yet releasing the name of the victim, pending notification of his family.
A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Wednesday morning, Sgt. Richard Lewis told Santa Monica Patch. Police are seeking the suspect.
The incident occurred around 5:50 a.m. The pedestrian, a white male age 65 to 70, was in the south crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard, walking eastbound across Lincoln Boulevard, apparently against a red light, 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 has been classified as a felony, Lewis said.
While Lewis did not have a description of the suspect, he said the car has been identified as a 2009, 2010 or 2011 dark-colored Toyota Camry. It is missing the passenger-side mirror and likely has damage to the right front hood or right fender.
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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