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Long Beach Police Hunt For Driver In Deadly, Intentional Hit-And-Run

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LONG BEACH (CBS) — Long Beach police are looking for a hit-and-run driver they say intentionally ran over a crash witness killing him.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas Reports

The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Yon Chreng of Long Beach. He was declared dead at the scene.

The accident in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue was reported about 12:53 a.m. Saturday, Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

A camera crew at the scene reported that the victim was pinned under the suspect’s green Dodge truck, according to City News Service.

A witness to the accident attempted to wave down the driver to keep him from fleeing, Pratt said.

“At that time, detectives believe the driver aimed his vehicle at (the witness), running him down and dragging him a short distance before striking three additional parked vehicles,” Pratt said.

The unidentified driver fled on foot, according to authorities.

The man’s body was turned over to coroner’s investigators.

Long Beach police urge anyone with information regarding this fatal collision to contact homicide detectives Hugo Cortes and David Rios at (562) 570-7244.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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