Suspect Arrested in Anaheim Hit-and-Run That Left Man Dead

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A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred over the weekend in Anaheim, officials said Thursday.

Kelven Ta, 47, is seen in a booking photo released May 3, 2018, by the Anaheim Police Department.
Kelven Ta, 47, is seen in a booking photo released May 3, 2018, by the Anaheim Police Department.

Kelven Ta was arrested Tuesday after a community member alerted authorities to a car that matched the description of the suspect vehicle in the deadly incident, Anaheim police said in a news release.

Investigators had asked the public to be on the lookout for a silver Honda or Acura that lost its driver’s side mirror after fatally striking a pedestrian on Saturday, April 28.

A tip led officials to Ta’s 2002 silver Acura 3.2 TLS parked in the 2100 block of West Juno Avenue, police said.

Authorities were alerted to the crash after a 54-year-old man’s body was found lying in the road on Brookhurst Street, south of Ball Road, around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The man’s injuries were consistent with being hit by a car, but the driver had fled the scene, officials said.

Police have not released the victim’s name.

Ta was booked on suspicion of committing a felony hit-and-run causing injury or death and was subsequently released on $100,000, officers said.

Police said they expected the district attorney’s office to file charges in the case.

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