Westminster: Pedestrian Split In Half By Hit & Run Driver

01.15.2023 | 2:45 AM | WESTMINSTER – A pedestrian was left dead in pieces by a hit-and-run driver that fled the scene of a crash, early Sunday morning.

The horrific incident occurred near the intersection of Newland Street and Hazard Avenue when a vehicle collided with a pedestrian around 2:45 AM.

When police arrived they located a pedestrian obviously deceased in lanes of Newland Street just north of the intersection.

Radio reports indicate that a driver collided with the pedestrian, ripping them in half before fleeing the scene.

The vehicle was believed to have sustained major damage in the collision and is being sought by police but its description was unknown.

The pedestrian has yet to be identified and all northbound lanes of Newland Street were closed between Hazard and Jennrich avenues until further notice.

Anyone with information regarding the deadly hit-and-run collision is urged to contact the Westminster Police Department at (714) 898-3311.

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

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