Anaheim: Driver Flees After Striking Pedestrian Outside Disabled Vehicle

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08.19.2021 | 8:15 PM | ANAHEIM – A 26-year-old man was struck and killed while outside of a reportedly disabled vehicle and the driver that struck them fled, late Thursday night.

Callers reported a black vehicle stalled near the center divider adjacent to FastTrak lanes on the westbound SR-91 Freeway just east of the SR-241 Freeway around 8:15 PM.

While responding to the scene, authorities were advised that a pedestrian had been struck near the stalled vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.

Several other vehicles reportedly struck the victim after the initial collision, the log and radio traffic indicated.

Firefighter paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian, a 26-year-old man from Long Beach, deceased.

Two other individuals from the disabled vehicle were able to cross the freeway to safety.

Although several of the vehicles that struck the victim remained on scene, radio traffic indicates that at least one driver is believed to have fled. That vehicle is believed to have moderate to major front-end damage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the California Highway Patrol’s Santa Ana Office by calling (714) 567-6000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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