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August 18, 2014

Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash

William Earl Swisher III, 62, of Victorville was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver.

According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident was reported the night of August 14, 2104 along Cajon Boulevard north of Western Avenue southwest of the freeway interchange between interstates 215 and 210.

The man, who was in a wheelchair, died at the scene. The driver fled the scene.

The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a

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August 1, 2014

North Hollywood Hit-and-Run Crash May Have Involved Street Racing

Milton Marquez, 17, was killed in a North Hollywood pedestrian accident, which officials say, may have involved two vehicles that were racing each other.

According to a City News Service report, the fatal hit-and-run crash occurred in the 7000 block of Whitsett Avenue the night of July 30, 2014.

A northbound vehicle, possibly a Cadillac Escalade SUV, struck Marquez and his brother.

Marquez

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July 25, 2014

Elderly Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in San Bernardino

John Preciado, who was reported missing from an assisted-living facility in Mentone, was killed in a hit-and-run accident near West Rialto Avenue and G Street in San Bernardino the night of July 18, 2014.

According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred when Preciado was crossing the street.

A Toyota Corolla struck him. Preciado was

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July 18, 2014

Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Major Injuries

A driver who caused a hit-and-run car accident leaving two people with serious injuries fled the scene on foot, according to a City News Service report.

California Highway Patrol officials say the crash occurred on the northbound 101 Freeway just east of the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks late on July 13, 2014.

The vehicle blamed for the wreck was a black 2003 BMW.

Officials say the BMW

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July 14, 2014

Man Injured In Costa Mesa DUI Hit-and-Run

A man was hospitalized with serious injuries after a Costa Mesa car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver.

According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred early morning on July 13, 2014 outside the Commissary Lounge at 2968 Randolph Avenue.

Officials say the driver was asked to leave by staff at the bar after showing signs of intoxication.

After leaving the bar, the man got into his car, drove away and

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July 7, 2014

Hit-and-Run Crash In Palm Springs Proves Fatal

A person is dead in Palm Springs after being struck and killed in a car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver who fled the scene.

According to a CBS news report, the suspect has been identified as David Buckley Doyle, 55.

Police say he was driving south in his 2004 GMC pickup truck on North Indian Canyon Drive the morning of July 4, 2014 when

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April 21, 2014

Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Crash in Hawthorne

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Hawthorne that left one man dead and another critically injured the night of April 13, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, police say a car full of good Samaritans pulled over to help a driver who crashed into a parked car in the 12100 block of Prairie Avenue.

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March 24, 2014

Orange County Authorities on the Hunt for Hit-and-Run Drivers

Police in the cities of Orange and San Clemente are asking for the public's help in identifying hit-and-run drivers in two separate incidents.

The first one occurred the night of March 15, 2014 at Prospect Street and Craig Avenue in Orange when a woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

That vehicle is described as a white 2000 or 2002 Acura, Toyota or similar four-door sedan.

The vehicle may also be

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February 14, 2014

Hit-and-Run Suspect Sought In Orange County Pedestrian Accident

A Huntington Beach family is asking for the public's help to find the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured 17-year-old Stephen Cureton.

According to a news report in the Huntington Beach Independent, Cureton was riding his skateboard at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Yorktown Avenue the night of February 10, 2014 when a black sports car, possibly a Chevrolet Corvette, struck him. Cureton is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

His family is offering a $500 reward to anyone who can help identify the driver of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Huntington Beach police at 714-960-8811.

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January 6, 2014

Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Rosemead

Qingrong Chai, 69, was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Rosemead just before she was about to celebrate her 70th birthday. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal crash occurred the evening of December 29, 2013 at the intersection of Greendale and Marshall avenues. A vehicle struck Chai, knocking her off her feet into opposing lanes of traffic.

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December 13, 2013

San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Injury

One person was injured in a San Bernardino hit-and-run collision the morning of December 12, 2013. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury crash occurred on the northbound Interstate 15, north of Kenwood Avenue. California Highway Patrol officials say a Hyundai Elantra swerved into an adjoining lane of northbound traffic and was struck in the rear by a northbound Toyota Tacoma. The driver of the Tacoma complained of chest and back pain.

However, the driver of the Elantra, who apparently caused the crash, took off. He was spotted leaving the scene of the crash by an investigator with the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office. The investigator stopped the vehicle. CHP officers, who investigated, later determined that the driver of the Elantra was under the influence of a controlled substance. The female driver, Shelley Valadez, 57, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

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November 22, 2013

Moreno Valley Hit-and-Run Crash Causes Major Injuries

Two people suffered major injuries in a Moreno Valley crash involving a hit-and-run driver, CBS Los Angeles reports. According to California Highway Patrol officials, the incident occurred the morning of November 16, 2013 on the 60 Freeway near the Town Circle Mall. Officials say a Ford Explorer SUV was rear-ended by another vehicle.

The SUV went out of control, flipped over and rolled down an embankment, crashing through a chain link fence and into a tree. The driver of the SUV, 39-year-old Rafael Villareal Pasillas, and one of his two passengers sustained major injuries. The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision fled the scene. It is not known if the other passenger in the SUV was injured. The investigation is still ongoing.

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November 15, 2013

Truck Driver Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash in Whittier

A big-rig driver was arrested after a hit-and-run collision in Whittier, which left one man seriously injured. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the collision occurred early morning on November 11, 2013 in the unincorporated county area near Whittier. California Highway Patrol officials say the truck was traveling south on the 605 Freeway to Washington Boulevard westbound. The truck driver, officials say, ran through the stop signs at the end of the off-ramp and made an illegal left turn directly into the path of a Chevrolet heading west on Washington.

The Chevrolet's driver was unable to avoid a collision and crashed into the left side of the big rig's trailer. The man suffered major injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The truck fled the scene. The 64-year-old Garden Grove man who was driving the truck was later detained and arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run by Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials. The victim's current condition is not known.

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November 1, 2013

Orange County Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Collision

Sandra Ceballos, 38, was killed and her friend was injured after a driver crashed into them at a street intersection in La Habra. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred near Rigby Street and Whittier Boulevard just before 9 p.m. on October 25, 2013. The black Cadillac that hit them left the scene. Ceballos died from her injuries and her friend was injured. The women had just bought beer and were headed home when the vehicle hit them. The impact of the crash was so great that the women were sent flying about 50 feet, officials said. The driver, identified as 20-year-old Caroline Kim was later arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run. The investigation is still ongoing.

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September 27, 2013

Man Killed in Venice Hit-and-Run Crash

A 33-year-old man was killed in a Venice car accident after a driver struck him in a marked crosswalk. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred around midnight on September 20, 2013 at the intersection of Lincoln and Venice boulevards. Officials say that the man, a Santa Monica resident, was in a marked crosswalk, but was crossing against a traffic signal. The driver was traveling west on Venice when the collision occurred. The driver left the scene, but was later arrested and identified as 33-year-old Kara Keihle of Venice. She has been arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run.

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