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Red Light Runner, Apparently on Cell Phone, Kills Cyclist

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A 40-year-old man was killed yesterday morning when a van struck and dragged him several feet in Compton, according to KTLA. Immediately after, the driver got out, checked what happened and got back into his vehicle, possibly a grey or silver 1990s Ford Aerostar van, fleeing the scene as witnesses and a surveillance camera saw what happened. Those witnesses also said the driver, described as an African American male, possibly 7-feet tall, was on his cellphone when he ran a red light at Compton Blvd. and Dwight Ave. The cyclist, said to be a father of five, was said to be crossing Compton on a green light.

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