NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Fatality Hit & Run Collision
VIDEO: This video has been enhanced in order to improve quality. There are three (3) vehicles seen; the suspect vehicle is believed to be the second vehicle which has been described by a witness as a dark-colored, small SUV. The occupants of the first and third vehicles seen in the video may be witnesses to the collision and investigators would like to speak with them.
STANTON, Calif. – (June 16, 2015) – On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at approximately 4:43 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a vehicle versus bicyclist traffic collision on Beach Boulevard, south of Cerritos Avenue. Deputies arrived and discovered a male, adult lying in the roadway deceased from his injuries.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the victim fell off his bicycle into the far right lane while riding through an alleyway adjacent to lanes of southbound Beach Boulevard, between Cerritos Avenue and Main Street. The bicyclist was subsequently run over by the suspect vehicle travelling southbound Beach Boulevard in the number four lane. According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle, a dark-colored SUV, slowed for a short distance before leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was last seen southbound Beach Boulevard towards Katella Avenue.
The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV; there is no description of the driver or possible passengers.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Reconstruction Team is handling the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this vehicle and/or driver is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Bureau at (714) 647-7000 or (949) 425-1860. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.
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