Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Fatally Struck 66-Year-Old Man in Santa Fe Springs

Police are searching for a pickup driver who struck and killed a pedestrian before fleeing the scene in Santa Fe Springs Monday night.

A call came in just before 7 p.m. reporting the crash on the 13100 block of Lakeland Road, Whittier police said in a news release.

Officers found the victim, a 66-year-old Hispanic man, unresponsive with major injuries. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, officials said.

Authorities are not releasing the victim’s name, pending the notification of his next of kin.

Investigators believe the man had been walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle traveling eastbound struck him, Whittier Police Lt. Tatman told KTLA.

Police released surveillance video Tuesday evening showing the white truck speeding through the area, it appears before the crash. Witnesses told officers it was a older Toyota Tacoma or similar model with a Hispanic man behind the wheel.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop to help the victim and continued eastbound on Lakeland.

Anyone with information can contact Officer Fernando Sanchez at 562-409-1850, or leave a message on the department’s tip line at 562-567-9299.

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