67-Year-Old Elfego Andrade Dies in Hit-and-Run near Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive
FULLERTON, CA (September 8, 2022) — 67-year-old Elfego Andrade was struck and killed in a hit-and-run near Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive on Thursday, August 18.
Police said Andrade was traveling on a bicycle en route to work when, for reasons still under investigation, a green 1999 Ford F-250 pickup struck him from behind.
The force ejected Andrade from his bicycle and propelled him towards a brick planter.
The driver of the Ford, who momentarily stopped after the collision, drove up unto the sidewalk before fleeing the scene.
Paramedics rendered aid to Andrade and transported him to a hospital, where he later died later.
Based on testimony, a witness found a Ford F-250 with a missing tire which was traveling on a wheel rim. The Ford reached Delphine Place and Jacaranda Place, where the driver bailed out of the vehicle and ran away.
Police then reported that the suspect driver turned himself into authorities on Thursday afternoon. He was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter.
No other information is available at this time as investigation continues.
Fullerton Police Accident encouraged anyone with information on the case to contact Investigator J. Manes at 714-738-6812or via email at [email protected]
Anonymous tippers can contact the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or can visit their website.
Our sympathies to the loved ones of Elfego Andrade.
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