By CBSLA Staff

DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA) – Detectives are searching for a driver who struck and killed a 72-year-old man while he was on a walk in his Diamond Bar neighborhood on the Fourth of July.

Surveillance photos of the suspect vehicle. July 4, 2021. (L.A. County Sheriff’s Department)

The collision occurred at around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Lycoming Street and Penarth Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim, Bruce Bodel, was crossing Penarth Avenue when he was struck by a car that was traveling west on Lycoming Street.

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Bodel was taken to a hospital, where he passed away several days later from his injuries, the sheriff’s department said.

The driver sped away from the scene and was last seen on Lemon Avenue.

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July 12, 2021. (CBSLA)

“The suspect driving the vehicle never showed any compassion for his actions and immediately left the scene without checking on Bruce,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference Monday morning.

The sheriff’s department Monday released surveillance images of the suspect vehicle, described only as a silver or gray two-door sedan. A news conference was scheduled for Monday morning.

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Anyone with information on the case should call 800-222-8477.