Police seek driver in fatal Sylmar hit-and-run

SYLMAR — Authorities released a sketch Wednesday of a motorist wanted in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Sylmar last month, as well as a security image of the car the suspect was believed to have been driving.

Anthony Hurd, 66, was fatally injured about 12:50 a.m. Aug. 16 at Hubbard Street and Foothill Boulevard. Hurd’s city of residence was unknown, according to the coroner’s office.

Hurd was crossing Foothill Boulevard in the middle of the block, south of Hubbard Street, when he was hit by a gray or silver four-door 2011- to 2017-model Kia Rio sedan.

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“The driver of the sedan then entered a gas station driveway area while dragging the pedestrian underneath the vehicle,” according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. “The hit-and-run driver then backed up, turned around and fled southbound (on) Foothill Boulevard without stopping, identifying himself/herself, or attempting to render aid to the pedestrian that sustained fatal injuries.”

The wanted man was described as Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old and about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with “combed back” black hair.

A standing reward of up to $50,000 is offered by the Los Angeles City Council for information that helps solve a fatal hit-and-run. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8033 or 818-644-8036, 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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