The California Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run crash last week that left an 82-year-old man dead.
The CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, CBSN, reported on its website that the crash happened at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Valley Boulevard in La Puente.
Law enforcement officials say that 82-year-old Ramon Reynoso was walking on the north side of Valley Boulevard when a westbound pickup truck suddenly veered to the right, jumping the curb and onto the sidewalk and struck Reynoso.
Rather than stopping, the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the crash, heading westbound on Valley Boulevard.
Paramedics rushed Reynoso to Pamona Valley Medical Center. He later died as a result of injuries that he suffered in the crash.
The CHP is searching for a white Ford Ranger crew cab pickup truck manufactured sometime in the 1990s. The truck has a business logo for a landscaping company on the side of the truck. Video footage taken at the time of the crash shows the pickup with lawnmowers and other landscaping equipment in the truck bed.
Investigators believe that the truck will have suffered significant front end damage on the right side of the vehicle and a broken right-side headlight.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle or have any information about the driver is being asked to contact the CHP. Witnesses should ask for Officer David Huggett or Officer Christian Rodrigue when calling (626) 338-1164. When calling, please reference CHP Case number 925-2020-03750.