Sad news from South LA, where a man in his 60s was killed in a crash with a van driver.
Although there’s some dispute as to what actually happened.
The driver, described as a black woman in her 20s, initially stopped to render aid before fleeing the scene with two men in a white vehicle.
Witnesses struggled to free the victim from under the van; he died after being taken to a hospital.
He was identified as 59-year old Thomas Demetrius Adams, a resident of the Central-Alameda neighborhood.
However, in a story that’s not currently online, KNBC-4 reports the driver was exiting a driveway, and failed to see Adams before backing into him.
The station says the woman tried to help Adams at first, but fled the scene with two men who arrived in another vehicle.
Either way, it’s hit-and-run. And an innocent man is dead.
This is the third bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and first in LA County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Thomas Demetrius Adams and all his loved ones.