Man killed in Pico Rivera hit-and-run identified; detectives ask public’s help in finding driver

PICO RIVERA — Authorities Wednesday released the name of a 25-year-old man who died after being struck by two cars, including one that fled the scene, while walking across Beverly Boulevard earlier this week.
Christopher Ventura died at the scene of the collisions, which took place shortly before 11 p.m. Monday along Beverly Boulevard, just east of Abbeywood Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Elissa Fleak said. No permanent address was listed at the coroner’s office.
Ventura was struck by an eastbound vehicle, which failed to stop at the scene, before he was struck by a second westbound vehicle, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
No description of the hit-and-run vehicle or driver was available Wednesday, as investigators reached out to the public for clues.
“Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver of the vehicle who fled the scene after the accident,” Detective Jose Marquez said in a written statement.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 562-949-2421. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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