Car found, driver and “person of interest” sought in fatal Pomona hit-and-run

POMONA — Police have renewed their call for the public’s help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver who struck and fatally injured a 45-year-old Pomona man last weekend.
A “person of interest” — 27-year-old David Pacheco of Pomona — has been named in the investigation into the collision, which occurred shortly before 11 p.m. June 2 on Mission Boulevard, just west of Park Avenue, Pomona police Sgt. Christian Hsu said in a written statement.
“We believe he has information that will help with the investigation,” the sergeant said.
A 45-year-old Pomona man, whose identity was not released pending confirmation that his family had been notified, was struck by a red sedan, police said. He suffered a severe head injury and was hospitalized in grave condition, while the car that hit him fled the scene.
The victim succumbed to his injuries at a hospital Tuesday, police said.
“Witnesses who have come forward provided information that led officers to the 900 block of James Place where the vehicle was found,” Hsu said.
The vehicle believed to have been involved in the crash is a red, 1993 Toyota Tercel. But the driver remained at-large.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Pomona police traffic investigators at 909-620-2081, or the Pomona Police Department at 909-622-1241.
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