Deputies and Traffic Detectives investigate fatal hit and run in Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Deputies and Traffic Services Detail Detectives are currently investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Paramount Boulevard in the city of Pico Rivera. The victim, a 15 year old male juvenile, was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The incident occurred on Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 3:00pm, when four pedestrians were running south through the crosswalk of Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. A box truck traveling east on Slauson Avenue, struck one of the pedestrians in the intersection, and failed to stop. The suspect fled the scene, and continued eastbound on Slauson Avenue, out of view. The suspect’s vehicle license plate was captured by witnesses.
Deputies responded and located the victim, and witnesses, at the intersection. With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Fire Department the victim was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The victim later succumbed to his injuries.
During the course of the investigation, and shortly after the traffic collision, officers from Whittier Police Department assisting Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Deputies located what they believed to be the suspect’s vehicle. Currently, a person of interest is being detained related to the investigation.
No other information is currently available at this time.
information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Pico Rivera
Sheriff’s Station, attention Traffic Detective Marquez (562)949-2421. Or if you
prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime
Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by
downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or
by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.