Elderly Pedestrian Killed In Highland Park

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A man in his 70s was fatally injured by an SUV Tuesday while crossing a street in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, and police arrested a man suspected of being the hit-and-run motorist.

The pedestrian, who was struck about 5:50 a.m. while in a crosswalk at Avenue 54 and York Boulevard, died at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

Police believe the man was hit by a Chevrolet Trailblazer, and the investigation led detectives to a man, who was detained for questioning and later arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police said. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.

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