Public’s Help Sought in Deadly Arcadia Hit-and-Run

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ARCADIA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police asked the public for assistance Tuesday in their search for a driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist dead.


Photo from surveillance video near Arcadia hit-and-run

The deadly crash happened just before 8 p.m. on May 7 in the 200 block of West Foothill Boulevard, according to Arcadia police.

Officers who responded found Kenneth Doherty, 32, had been involved in a collision with a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene.

Doherty was treated by paramedics and transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The vehicle involved in the crash appeared to be a 2002 to 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, police said.

Witnesses told police the driver of the Mitsubishi and the motorcyclist had been driving erratically and at high speeds on the eastbound 210 Freeway.

They both exited the freeway at Baldwin Avenue.

The suspect and victim appeared to be yelling at each other, possibly engaged in an argument or road rage incident, police said.

The witness lost sight of the suspect vehicle and motorcyclist as they turned and drove east on Foothill Boulevard.

Surveillance video obtained by police showed what appeared to be the Mitsubishi involved in the crash.

The vehicle was seen approaching Santa Anita Avenue in the slow lane of Foothill Boulevard.

Doherty leaves behind a wife and a son. Family members spoke out at a police news conference on Tuesday, pleading for help finding the driver.

“Just think if it was your brother or your son. Wouldn’t you want to know about it?” Kenneth’s father, Brian Doherty, said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151.

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