West Covina police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a 72-year-old man

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6:11 a.m

West Covina police are asking for help solving a hit-and-run accident that killed a 72-year-old man

WEST COVINA, Calif. (KABC) — West Covina police continue to search for the driver who struck and killed a 72-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash more than a month ago.

Police have run out of clues and are asking the public for help in finding the suspect.

The crash occurred on the night of August 28 and was captured on surveillance video.

West Covina police say Victor Sanchez was crossing the northbound lanes of Glendora Avenue near Vine Avenue when he was struck around 8:30 p.m.

He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital but died from his injuries.

West Covina Police Sgt. Steven Spagon described the suspect vehicle as a silver or white SUV. The driver sped away from the scene, Spagon added.

Sanchez was 72 years old. His family founded one GoFundMe account to help with funeral costs and other expenses.

If the driver had stopped and helped Sanchez, the accident would have been ruled an accident. Since the driver fled, police say it is now a hit-and-run.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact West Covina police.

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