Skateboarder Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

As reported on MSNBC :


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MONTEBELLO, Calif. – Authorities sought public help Monday to find the hit-and-run motorist responsible for the death of a 14-year-old West Covina boy who was fatally injured while skateboarding in Montebello. The teen was struck by an SUV about 12:45 a.m. Saturday on Montebello Boulevard near Jefferson Boulevard, said Montebello police Cpl. Gus Cisneros.

Authorities were withholding the teen’s name, pending notification of his relatives, Asst. Chief Ed Winter of the coroner’s office said.

The hit-and-run vehicle was described as an early 2000 model SUV similar to a Ford Explorer, with four doors and tinted windows. It was dark in color, possibly charcoal-gray. The SUV, which sustained front-end damage, apparently was equipped with fog lights and a spoiler kit. The license number is unknown.

“The roadway where the collision took place is a heavily traveled area and other motorists may have witnessed the collision or the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene,” Cisneros said.

Anyone knowing more about the case was urged to call the Montebello police traffic office at (323-887-1337 or 323-887-1353.