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Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision Involving a Pedestrian

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at approximately 5:40 AM, Fullerton Police Officers responded to the 3000 block of West Orangethorpe Ave regarding reports of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers located a male pedestrian laying in the middle of Orangethorpe Ave. The pedestrian had significant traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by Fullerton Fire.

Preliminary investigation reveals the male pedestrian had been standing in the middle of the roadway on Orangethorpe Ave, east of Auto Center Dr, before the collision. Witnesses heard a collision and found the male pedestrian on the roadway with his injuries. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and witnesses had no description to provide. Investigators believe the vehicle fled eastbound on Orangethorpe Ave.

The deceased male pedestrian’s identity will be released by the Orange County Coroner at a time they feel is appropriate and pending notification of the next of kin. 

The investigation is on-going. Any witnesses with information about this fatal traffic collision are encouraged to contact Fullerton Police Traffic Accident Investigator Keen at (714) 738-6812. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website at www.occrimestoppers.org.

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