FOUNTAIN VALLEY (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed Wednesday to track down the van that ran a red light and fatally hit a pedestrian who was walking in a Fountain Valley crosswalk.
The crash happened on last Saturday at about 6:20 a.m. in the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Ward Street. Police say 34-year-old Long Ta, of Santa Ana, was walking across Edinger Avenue toward Ward Street in the crosswalk, with a green walk signal.READ MORE: LA County Reports First Death From West Nile Virus This Season
The suspect ran a red light and hit Ta as he was in the roadway, and did not stop. The van was last seen driving westbound on Edinger Avenue.READ MORE: Man In Critical Condition After Being Stabbed In Lancaster
Ta suffered traumatic injuries in the crash and died at a hospital two days later.
Since the fatal crash, traffic investigators have combed through surveillance video footage and identified the possible suspect vehicle as a dark-colored 1991-1995 Chrysler Town & Country minivan that may have sustained left, front-end damage.MORE NEWS: Man Shot to Death In Los Angeles
Anyone with information about the SUV or the crash can contact Fountain Valley police’s Traffic Bureau at (714) 593-4481.