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Video Shows 90-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed In Unsolved Koreatown Hit-and-Run [DISTURBING]

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Police have released a video showing the horrifying moment when a driver fatally hit a bicyclist at a Koreatown intersection.

Joo Yoon, 90, was killed on his way to church on April 27 just as he was biking inside a crosswalk at 6th Street and Virgil Avenue around 5:10 a.m., according to ABC 7. Yoon was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died. Though it's been months since the crash, police still haven't found the motorist who hit him and fled the scene. They've released dashcam video of the crash in the hopes of locating the driver.

The video from a dashcam inside a nearby Porsche shows that Yoon crossed the intersection a few seconds after the light turned red. Another driver honks at him as he's crossing. The driver who hit him had a green light. The hit-and-run suspect was driving a dark gray/gun metal Nissan GT-R with a 3-inch racing stripe from the front fender to the tail light. There was likely damage to the front bumper and hood (although there's a good chance it's been fixed by now).

The suspect in the car is described as an Asian male in his mid-twenties, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds. Police said they are also looking for a second car—a newer model, dark Audi—that pulls up to the suspect's car shortly after the crash.

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If you have any information about the crash, contact the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0222.