A driver of a white van hit two cyclists in Koreatown early Tuesday morning, injuring one and killing the other, before fleeing.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department are now searching for this driver and investigating the fatal accident. A section of Olympic Boulevard between Fedora Street and Mariposa Avenue was closed around 6:30 a.m. for the investigation.
The two cyclists were brothers, heading to work early Tuesday morning, around 3:15 a.m., according to police.
The driver was in a white van on Olympic Boulevard and tried to flee during a car theft, according to the police. The van then slammed into the two brothers as it headed west down the street.
One of the cyclists was killed, while the other was treated on the spot and released. Police say the driver is also wanted for car theft. Video aired during Today in LA on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
The impact killed one of the cyclists, while the other was treated for his injuries at the scene.
An LAPD officer at the scene early Tuesday morning said authorities would review security footage of several businesses in the area as they opened throughout the morning.
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours while LAPD officers investigate.