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Speeding Driver In Highland Park Fatally Hits Cyclist Then Drags Him 500 Feet

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A man was killed after a speeding driver struck him, dragged him through a Highland Park intersection and then fled the scene early this morning.

Two cyclists were crossing in a crosswalk near North Figueroa Street and Marmion Way, when a car struck one of them around 3:02 a.m., police told KTLA. Witnesses told police that the car was traveling around 80 mph when it struck the victim, who was identified only a man in his early to mid-20s. Though the car lost its bumper and dragged the cyclist several hundred feet, it didn't stop.

Witness Judy Lara told KTLA, "When the car just came, he was really, really fast. He just hit the guy. I was thinking he was going to stop. He never stopped."

“It’s one of the most heinous crimes, because when an accident happens we all know we’re supposed to stop, call 911 and render aid,” LAPD Capt. Jeff Bert told CBS Los Angeles. “And when that doesn’t happen, particularly with such horrendous and tragic results, it’s a sad day.”