LCCN identifies hit and run driver a Geoffrey Matthew Rocha, 23, of La Mirada. Rocha turns himself in at 4:30 accompanied by attorney.Raul Quintanilla, 72, died at the scene. Rocha is being held on a $1 Million Bail.
By Randy Economy
Reporter, Los Cerritos Community News
An elderly La Mirada man was hit and killed on Tuesday morning in what members of the Norwalk Sheriffs Department are calling a felony hit and run.
Raul Quintanilla, 72, a long time resident of La Mirada was identified as the victim of the incident that took place around 4:30 am near Santa Gertrudes Avenue and Lawnhill Drive.
Sheriffs Watch Commander James Franck told the Los Cerritos Community News that a vehicle that they believed was responsible for the incident was located a few blocks away from the location.
Several blocks around the scene were blocked off while law enforcement conducted a search.
Franck described the vehicle in their possession as a 2003 Chevy Malibu. The car did have damages on it, and Franck said it was just a matter of time before the suspect will be located.
“The driver isn't going to get far away, we have the vehicle involved, said Franck.
Quintanilla was pronounced the man dead at the scene.
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