Man Found Dead Outside Irwindale Business Was Hit-and-Run Victim; Driver Sought: Police
A man whose body was found in the driveway of a business in Irwindale Wednesday morning was killed in a hit-and-run, police said.
Authorities were initially unsure how the victim, described by Irwindale police only as a 43-year-old man, wound up with multiple traumatic injuries.
Earlier, Sgt. Rudy Gatto told KTLA the man was believed to be a patron at the Clean Energy Station, located at 56040 Peck Road, after his body was found around 6:11 a.m.
The victim was unresponsive when officers arrived, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department, officials said.
Further investigation of the incident led detectives to determine he had been struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene.
The car has not been located, police said. Authorities have yet to release a description of the vehicle or driver involved.
The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of his next of kin.
The fatality was also being investigated by the Los Angele County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau, Gatto said.
Peck Road was closed northbound at Foothill Transit Driveway during the investigation.
Investigators are now looking to turn up witnesses or anyone else able to provide details on the incident.
Anyone with information can contact Cpl. Armando Lopez Jr. at 626-460-2290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KTLA’s Steve Granado contributed to this story.