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Fatal Traffic Collision-UPDATE

Subject: Fatal Motor Vehicle Traffic Collision-UPDATE

Date: August 19, 2014

The male decedent involved in last night’s traffic collision has been preliminarily identified from prior contacts with Fullerton police officers. His identity is being withheld pending confirmation from the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

The deceased was struck near the same location on March 03, 2014. At the time of that collision in March 2014 his blood alcohol content was .36 (BAC). Also, the deceased had been struck by a vehicle in the City of Buena Park in March of 2008. At the time of that collision the decedent had been drinking and was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

The vehicle has been described as a light colored SUV or pick-up truck with camper shell. The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator H. Rios at (714) 738-6812.

Background:

On August 18, 2014 at 11:58 p.m. officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision in the 2600 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue.

A light-colored SUV or a pick-up truck with a camper shell struck a male in a wheelchair and then fled westbound on Orangethorpe Avenue towards Magnolia Avenue. The male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or to their website at www.crimestoppers.org

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