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17-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Getting Struck In Possible Street Car Race

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A 17-year-old was killed and his brother injured after they crossed a street in North Hollywood on Wednesday night during a possible street race.

The LAPD said that the two weren't using a crosswalk when they were struck by a black SUV barreling down the 7000 block of N. Whitsett Avenue around 8:30 p.m., CBS Los Angeles reported. Witnesses told police that it looked like the driver was racing another car before hitting brothers, according to City News Service.

The 17-year-old was taken to a hospital where he died, and his brother is in serious condition, but his injuries are non-life threatening.

The driver fled the scene and was last seen going southbound on the 170 Freeway at Sherman Way. Authorities said the driver may have been in a Cadillac Escalade SUV, and they are investigating as to whether street racing was involved.

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