An elderly Southern California man was killed when a hit-and-run motorist struck and dragged him about 900 feet.

Long Beach police say 79-year-old Elias Sanchez was struck Monday night by a white cargo van that fled without stopping.

The driver of a second vehicle attempted to swerve but could not avoid striking the victim. Police say that driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation.

Firefighters pronounced Sanchez dead at the scene.

Police say Sanchez was in a marked crosswalk and had the green pedestrian signal when he was hit.

The van was described as a Chevrolet or Ford from the 1970s or ’80s and had a ladder on the rear along with green writing.

Associated Press

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

  1. Another no insurance runaway that is happening too much here in California. When you look at the fact that 1 in every 5 drivers has no license, insurance or registration it is no surprise. We can thank our fine Democrats that enacted the no citizen, no problem for having a drivers license we need the vote for this sad state of affairs. When will people learn to take responsibility for their actions? Never if they always have a way to get away with it.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.