Garden Grove

Hit-and-run incident claims a life

A PEDESTRIAN walking in Garden Grove early Sunday morning was fatally struck by an automobile (Shutterstock).

A man suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a car in Garden Grove early Sunday morning.

According to Sgt. Josh Olivo of the GGPD, officers were sent to the area of Dino Street and Katella Avenue at 3:30 a.m. regarding a report of an injury traffic accident. Arriving officers found a male victim down in the far right lane of Katella. He had suffered major injuries.

Orange County Fire Authority paramedics gave medical aid to the man and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

A short time later, police were informed that the man had succumbed to his injuries.

Police believe the man was struck by a vehicle that was driven away from the scene immediately. There is no suspect or vehicle description available.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Traffic Investigator Paul Ashby at (714) 741-5823.

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