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.
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.READ MORE: Animal Cruelty Charges May Be Sought After Severely Neglected English Bulldog Puppy Found At Coachella Property Dies
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.READ MORE: Sean Penn Refuses To Return To Set Unless Crew Fully Vaccinated
“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.MORE NEWS: Remains Found In Ballona Wetlands ID’d As Missing Woman Kolby Story
Anyone with information on the case should call 800-222-8477.