PALMDALE – Authorities need the public’s help to identify the driver who struck a 45-year-old man in Palmdale Wednesday night and then fled the scene.
Around 7:32 p.m., personnel from Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded to the fatal collision on Avenue T, east of 70th Street East, according to Detective Brent Bunch.
“The preliminary facts of this investigation indicate a pedestrian, male age 45, was walking west bound on Avenue T in the west bound lane of traffic,” Bunch stated. “Another vehicle driven by an unknown person was also westbound on Avenue T.”
The vehicle, described as a “1999-2009 GMC”, struck the pedestrian as he was in the westbound lane of travel, Bunch stated. The unknown driver left the scene without stopping or checking on the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedics. He was a Palmdale resident, according to Bunch.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Detective Brent Bunch at the Palmdale Station Traffic Department at 661-272-2400.
Avenue T was closed to routine traffic between 62nd Street East and 80th Street East until approximately 1 a.m. while the incident was being investigated.