Police Hunt For Driver In Deadly Hit-And-Run In Chatsworth

CHATSWORTH (CBS) — Police Sunday continued to search for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a motorcyclist in Chatsworth.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

The accident, which claimed the life of a 25-year-old Porter Ranch man, happened at DeSoto Avenue and Nordhoff Street about 1 p.m. Saturday.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of relatives. A coroner’s official says some of the victim’s family members are out of the country.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 1999-2000 white Ford F-250 or 350 with front-end damage. The driver of the truck is a Hispanic man in his 30s, according to witnesses.

One witness says she was driving behind the motorcycle south on DeSoto when a white pickup truck turned in front of the victim, colliding with the bike which also hit a pole.

“We followed him up the street in our motor home. The guy was about 30 years old, black hair with a mustache wearing a white T-shirt,” Witness Helen Kelly said.

“He just should have stopped, it was an accident,” she added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (818) 644-8032.

» Motorcyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Chatsworth

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