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True Cowan, 24, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Soto Street in Boyle Heights, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 09/26/2017 - 5:15pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2016

Driver Sought in Fatal Boyle Heights Hit-And-Run Crash

A man was killed in Boyle Heights early Monday morning by a hit-and-run driver, authorities said. The crash happened at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Soto Street just after midnight. "There is mostly likely damaged to the front left side of this vehicle," said LAPD Detective Feliz Padilla. The victim, a pedestrian, was dragged more than 100 feet into a driveway behind a bar and later died at a hospital, police said. Investigators were working to determine the make of the vehicle and other details.

Man, 21, Dies After Being Dragged 100 Feet by Car in Boyle Heights Hit and Run: LAPD

The sergeant did not have a description of the vehicle or the driver. Police were checking with local businesses in the area to see if the fatal collision was captured on any surveillance cameras, according to Porras.

Victim Dragged 100 Feet, Body Left Outside Bar in Fatal Boyle Heights Hit-And-Run Crash

His stepmother described him as a National Guard reservist who moved to LA two years ago to finish college at California State University Dominguez Hills. His stepmother said he was taking a walk when he was struck and killed.

Hit and Run
People Involved: 
True Cowan

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