(November 20, 2004) -- LBPD is asking for the public's help -- and will be canvassing a WLB neighborhood with fliers on Sunday November 21 -- in an effort to obtain additional information on a fatal hit-and-run collision on Santa Fe Ave. at Burnett Street that killed an 84 year-old pedestrian on October 2, 2004 shortly after 9:30 p.m.
As previously reported by LBReport.com, LBPD says Kenji Yoshizumi was in the north crosswalk at Burnett St. when a vehicle heading north on Santa Fe Ave. ran the red light and hit Mr. Yoshizumi...who died of his injuries.
LBPD describes the suspect vehicle as a newer dark colored Dodge Ram pick-up truck with
tinted windows and chrome rims. It was last seen traveling north Santa Fe Ave. to
eastbound Willow Street and southbound the 710 freeway out of sight.
Police believe the Dodge Ram sustained major front-end damage during the collision.
On Sunday, November 21, LBPD Search & Rescue will set up a command post in LBPD's West Division Community Room at 9:30 a.m...and approximately 20 members will hand out fliers and talk to residents along both sides of Santa Fe between PCH and Willow.
LBPD asks anyone with information about the Oct. 2 event or information about the suspect to contact LBPD Accident Investigations Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-5520.