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1 Killed, 2 Injured In Koreatown Crash After Truck Runs Red Light And Jumps Curb

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One pedestrian was killed and two others were critically injured when a pick-up truck blew through a red light, smashing into two cars in Koreatown this morning. Police are looking for the driver of the pick-up truck who fled on foot.

The hit-and-run crash happened at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Normandie at 6:40 a.m., according to City News Service. The pick-up truck jumped the curb after the crash, hitting at least one pedestrian and then a sign outside a strip mall, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. A man and woman were critically injured and transported to the hospital. There were conflicting reports about whether the other victims were also pedestrians or a driver. The truck hit a Toyota Camry and a BMW, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Police are still searching for the hit-and-run suspect. The pick-up truck driver who fled on foot was described as a Hispanic man in his 30s wearing a red shirt and black pants. He stands 5 feet 6 inches.