An early morning hit-and-run took the life of a pedestrian in Westminster on Sunday.
According to Commander Kevin McCormick of the WPD, the incident took place in the 14300 block of Newland Street – between Hazard and Westminster avenues – around 2:30 a.m.
Officers were dispatched to the localation and upon arrival, they found a deceased male in the northbound lanes of the street. He showed signs of having been struck by a motor vehicle, but the automobile had left the scene before officers arrived.
The WPD is investigating the accident and the Orange County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the pedestrian.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Sgt. Anil Adam of the WPD Traffic Division at (714) 548-3770.