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A man with a craving for a late night meal was killed in a hit and run accident late Saturday night in Koreatown.

According to accident reports, the incident took place at 11:20 p.m. on the 3900 block of Olympic Boulevard, where 42-year-old Florida native Douglas Steven Harden had walked across the street to check the winning lottery numbers at a gas station after making a late night food run with his girlfriend and another couple.

On his return trip across Olympic after having his lottery hopes dashed, he was hit by a black SUV travelling westbound through the street, which sped off after the collision.

When police and paramedics responded to the scene, they found Harden lying injured in the street. He was immediately transported to a hospital nearby, though he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Officers and Harden’s loved ones are still on the lookout for the driver who struck and killed the hunger lotto player. “The fact that the person left and had no mercy over Doug was wrong,” said Noemi del Muro, a close friend.

An initial investigation into the fatal collision showed that Harden was crossing Olympic in the middle of the street, and not using a marked crosswalk.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident, gotten a glimpse of the vehicle, or has any information that can help police track down the driver is being encouraged to call the Los Angeles Police Department as soon as possible.

Late night food runs, though wildly satisfying, can easily become dangerous. When the hour is late, your level of attention can drop while on or around the open road, as there are far fewer cars on the road at such a time, but danger is still present.

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