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UCLA alum dies, hit-and-run driver still at large

by Jared Sichel

December 31, 2013 | 2:05 pm

David Pregerson

David Pregerson

David Pregerson, the 23-year-old struck by a hit-and-run driver in Pacific Palisades in the early hours of Dec. 27, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 31.

After being found at around 3:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, Pregerson was transported to the UCLA medical center for surgery, where he remained in critical condition for several days.

A recent graduate of UCLA, Pregerson’s Facebook page says that he was a film producer and studied film directing in college.

Tuesday morning, someone named Ramtin posted on Pregerson’s Facebook page, “A little after 10:00 am, David Maccabee Pregerson, who we all love and cherish, passed away. There are no words that can do justice to such an unbelievable human being.”

Law enforcement officials are still searching for the driver who struck Pregerson and left him on the side of Chautauqua Boulevard in Pacific Palisades.

Anyone with information on the incident was urged to contact L.A. County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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