PASADENA (CBSLA) — A man died early Sunday morning following a deadly hit-and-run crash in Pasadena, authorities say.
Pasadena Police Department officers responded to the scene of the deadly crash at Colorado and Sierra Madre boulevards at around 2 a.m.
According to authorities, a white SUV was travelling southbound on Sierra Madre Boulevard when it collided with a black Honda that was heading eastbound on Colorado Boulevard.
Authorities believe the white SUV slammed into the driver’s side of the Honda, ultimately throwing the Honda across the street. Investigators are attempting to determine if either vehicle ran a red light or stop sign.
Paramedics arrived to the scene of the crash and determined upon arrival that the driver of the Honda, a man in his mid-20s, did not survive.
He has been identified as 24-year-old Abeme Minuta of Pasadena.
“This is a very tragic situation. Unfortunately, the family members of the deceased have lost a member of their family. It’s very sad,” Pasadena PD Lt. Bill Grisafe told CBS2 News.
Investigators say the driver of the white SUV, a man in his late 20s to early 30s, got out of the car and fled the scene on foot before police arrived.
He was taken into custody Sunday evening and identified as 34-year-old Robert Ybarra.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the crash to call the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4501.
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