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Hit and Run Driver Leaves Scene on 10 Freeway

The two-vehicle collision was reported at 6:18 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway's offramp to Western Avenue.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A hit and run driver left a dying motorist behind following a a two-vehicle crash on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway west of the Civic Center today.

The two-vehicle collision was reported at 6:18 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway's offramp to Western Avenue. The first call to CHP came from Los Angeles firefighters, who said they needed to close the offramp to extricate a victim from a collision.

The dead person was initially described as a male, said CHP Officer Tony Polizzi. The coroner's office was called to remove the remains and positively identify the victim.

No information was immediately released about the second vehicle.

—City News Service

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