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Michael Landon's grandson dies after being hit by L.A. city bus

Wonderwall 10/7/2022 Mark Gray

The daughter of late TV star Michael Landon revealed that her son was struck by a Los Angeles city bus and claims he was "left to die on the side of the road."

Shawna Landon has been trying to bring attention to Dylan Lupia's death on Instagram since mid-August. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, she spoke to MailOnline about the mystery that she says continues to surround the 24-year-old's death. 

Dylan, his mother says, was walking along the bike lane in the coastal city of Rancho Palos Verdes on August 17 when Metro Local 344 bus struck him and continued down the road. It's believed that Dylan died instantly from head injuries.

"I just want answers. It's all I think about. How can you not know you just hit a human being This man didn't even stop to see what happened, nor did he call 911. My son was left to die on the side of the road," Shawna said. 

MailOnline claims the bus didn't stop because the driver thought someone was trying to vandalize the vehicle. However, the driver did call LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority after making the next stop.

Why the grandson of the "Little House on the Prairie" star was walking on the road isn't known. In addition, his car has also not been found. 

"There are still so many unanswered questions, and as a mother I will do everything in my power to get answers," Shawna said. "Dylan's wallet was found on him and it still contained his ID, money and his credit card. However, his car keys and cell phone were missing."

a close up of Michael Landon in a blue shirt © Kip Rano/REX/Shutterstock Michael Landon

Of course, Michael never met Dylan, as the actor passed from pancreatic cancer in 1991 at the age of 54.

"I know he would have been devastated that something like this happened to Dylan, and he'd want me to get to the bottom of it," Shawna said. "My son was a great kid, but he battled mental health issues. When he was 14, he was diagnosed with being on the spectrum and although he was high functioning, he struggled to hold down a job and have healthy relationships. He was living on his own when the accident occurred."

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