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Video: Wheelchair-Bound Man Killed in Hit and Run

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Police are asking for the public's help in finding a driver who struck and killed a wheelchair-bound man in Long Beach.

The victim, 55-year-old Robert Diaz, was crossing Artesia Boulevard at Rose Avenue on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. when a car described as a silver, four-door sedan crashed into him.

After the collision, a witness saw the suspect stop, and get out of the car, according to the Lon Beach Police Department.

Instead, the driver continued on when police arrived at the scene.

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Diaz was taken to a local hospital where his injuries soon proved fatal, and he died on Monday.

The driver has not been found; he's described as a Latino man with black hair in his 30s, about six feet tall and 190 pounds. He was allegedly wearing a white shirt and jeans when he struck Diaz.

The Long Beach Police Department have released surveillance video taken of the scene in the hopes the public can identify the motorist.