Editor's Note: This story, originally posted at 11:31 a.m., was amended to clarify the time of death.
The 23-year-old victim in an apparent hit-and-run incident died Tuesday, according an update on his Facebook page. Rabbi Dovid Gurevich of the Chabad at UCLA confirmed that David Pregerson died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood after he was taken off life support Monday night.
A friend who identified only as Ramtin posted, "[Tuesday], a little after 10:00 am, David Maccabee Pregerson, who we all love and cherish, passed away."
Pregerson, a Pali High graduate, was hit as he was walking home and left on the side of Chautauqua Boulevard, west of Sunset Boulevard, early Friday morning, police said. Police still have no leads on the suspect or suspects in the case and are still investigating.
Friends mourning the passing of Pregerson took to social media with messages of love. Ashley Marie (@dearashleymarie) wrote: “Rest in peace David Pregerson. You will truly be missed. And wherever you are, you're still in our hearts.”
Natalie Chanin (@NatalieChanin) wrote: “The world just became darker. Rest in paradise my soul brother David Pregerson, so loved by everyone who had the honor to know you. <3”
DJ X-Vertigo (@djxvertigo): “Feeling very sad and shaky about the loss of my buddy David Pregerson, RIP man I love you.”
Pregerson, a recent graduate of UCLA, was an aspiring film producer. He worked as camera crew on several TV shows and film shorts, according to his IMDb profile.Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact L.A. County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.