Huntington Beach

Public’s aid asked in hit-n-run

HUNTINGTON BEACH POLICE are again seeking the public’s help in identifying the car and driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in January (Shutterstock). (Shutterstock).

Huntington Beach police are again asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle sought in a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place in January of this year.

According to the HBPD, the accident was on Goldenwest Street around 7:16 p.m. on Jan. 24. A dark-colored sport utility vehicle was traveling south on Goldenwest Street north of Oxford Drive when it struck a 29-year-old man who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.

The driver of the SUV left the scene without stopping to render aid, as is required by law.

As the pedestrian was lying in the roadway, another vehicle struck him. He died from his injuries at the scene. The driver of that vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The driver of the SUV is still at large and the HBPD is seeking assistance in identifying the suspect and the suspect vehicle.

Witnesses have described the SUV as being full-sized with dark-tinted windows, similar to a newer model Chevrolet Tahoe of Cadillac Escalade. It was last seen traveling westbound to Oxford Drive from Goldenwest Street and may have sustained moderate front-end collision damage.

Anyone with information on the car or suspect is asked to call HBPD investigators at (714) 536-5670 or (714) 536-5231.

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