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Chatsworth High Senior Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

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A hit-and-run driver is at large after striking a 17-year-old bicyclist and fleeing the scene in Canoga Park Wednesday night. German Alex Romero, a senior at Chatsworth High School from Reseda, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Romero was riding bicycles along with a 17-year-old friend on northbound De Soto Avenue near Valerio when he was struck from behind by a Toyota Corolla or Camry hatchback, according to the LAPD. The driver then sped away from the scene. Romero's friend was not injured.

Anyone with information can call the LAPD Valley Division at 818-644-8034 or 818-644-8032.