A 48-year-old Jurupa Valley man was arrested on suspicion of a felony hit-and-run crash that critically injured a 7-year-old girl. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred when 7-year-old DeAsha Butts was walking home from school the afternoon of February 27, 2016. She was crossing Iowa Avenue near Villa Street in the unincorporated community of Highgrove in front of her home when a northbound truck struck her. Continue reading →
A man in his 50s was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Stanton the night of February 25, 2016. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Cerritos Avenue and Sherrill Street. The vehicle did not stop, but was later found abandoned nearby with a damaged hood and windshield. Witnesses told police they saw a woman leaving the vehicle, but officials did not have a description. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7000.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members of this hit-and-run victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
True Cowan, 24, was killed in a Boyle Heights hit-and-run crash after a vehicle struck him. According to a KTLA news report, Cowan was struck at near the intersection of East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Chicago Street early morning on February 15, 2016. The victim was then dragged underneath the vehicle for more than 100 feet and his body only became dislodged when the vehicle drove into a driveway behind a business on Chicago Street.
The motorist backed out and fled northbound on Chicago without stopping to help the injured pedestrian. Cowan was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The police don’t have a driver description or a description of the vehicle. But, they suspect, the vehicle could have damage to the left front and undercarriage. Police were checking with local businesses in the area to see if the fatal collision was captured on any of the neighboring surveillance cameras. Continue reading →
Christopher Roth, 24, was killed in a Newport Beach hit-and-run accident the morning of February 13, 2016. According to a report in the Daily Pilot, Roth was crossing at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 30th Street when a 2007 Nissan 350z traveling south on Newport struck him. The driver did not stop. Roth was transported to a trauma center where he died of his injuries soon afterward.
The hit-and-run vehicle was found abandoned near 19th and Court streets, about half a mile from the scene of the crash. Police arrested Nancy Diana Flores, 21, of Paramount in connection with the hit-and-run. Police were unable to determine whether Flores was intoxicated at the time of the crash because they did not locate her in time to test her blood for alcohol. She was arrested on felony hit-and-run and manslaughter charges. The crash is under investigation.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Los Angeles city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for hit-and-run that killed 27-year-old Korina Campos and severely injured her 5-year-old daughter. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal hit-and-run occurred the afternoon of January 30, 2016 near Boyle Avenue and Whittle Boulevard.
Driver Flees on Foot
Campos took her daughter out of the backseat when they were struck. Campos was thrown about 40 feet from the point of impact and died from her injuries. The 5-year-old girl suffered a fractured pelvis, but is expected to survive. Surveillance video of the incident shows a vehicle driving along the curving roadway when it struck Campos’s car and spun out.
The driver lost control of the vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Corolla, before striking the mother and the girl. Officials believe the suspect may have suffered an abdominal injury and may have been bleeding at the scene. When witnesses tried to stop him, he pretended to have a gun in his waistband and fled on foot. He was described as being Hispanic, 30 to 35 years old with tattoos on both forearms, wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Korina Campos for their tragic loss, especially her young daughter. Let us keep this family in our thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →
A man and two women were arrested in connection with a deadly Santa Ana hit-and-run crash. According to an NBC news report, the incident occurred the evening of January 24 at the intersection Fairview Street and Dahl Lane. Police say a man was walking west across Fairview when a vehicle driving south struck him. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, Ramiro Garcia, fled the scene and drove nearly two miles before crashing in the 1900 block of Chestnut Avenue. Garcia then took off on foot. He was apprehended and booked on felony hit-and-run charges. Garcia’s sister, Rosa Garcia and sister-in-law, Janette Cuevas, were also arrested on charges of being accessories to a felony and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of the man who was killed in this hit-and-run crash. We offer our heartfelt condolences to them. Continue reading →
Linda Lopez, 60, was killed in a La Habra pedestrian accident after a vehicle struck her the night of November 13, 2015.
According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal car accident occurred near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Citrus Street when a white SUV struck her.
La Habra police found Lopez injured and Continue reading →
Officials are looking for the driver of a red Honda Civic who they say was involved in a hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian with major injuries.
According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the incident occurred the night of September 27, 2015 when the pedestrian, a 60-year-old man, was walking east on the south side of 4th Street, west of Palm Lane when he tried to cross the street.
The westbound Honda struck the pedestrian and continued west from the scene.
Witnesses could not provide a description of the driver, but said the Honda was Continue reading →
An elderly woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Valencia.
According to a news report in The Signal, the fatal accident occurred on Orchard Village Road near Mill Valley Road the night of September 14, 2015.
When they arrived at the scene, deputies discovered the body of an unidentified female lying in the northbound lanes of Orchard Village Road.
The woman, who was in her 60s, was Continue reading →
Makeda More, 30, was killed in a Bellflower hit-and-run crash. More, a mother of two young children, was struck and killed while crossing near the Lakewood Boulevard and Los Angeles Street the night of July 25, 2015.
Officials performed CPR on More at the scene before she was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Her family is pleading for witnesses to come forward with information and help find the driver.
The driver was last seen fleeing south on Lakewood. The vehicle has been described Continue reading →