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Hit-Run Driver Kills Teen Riding Bicycle

From Times Staff Reports

A Laguna Beach youth riding a bicycle on South Coast Highway near Upland Road was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday and left to die, police said.

Max Caputo, 17, who would have been a senior at Laguna Beach High School in September, was pronounced dead at the scene after police found him just after 4 a.m.

Investigators are looking for a black vehicle with minor to moderate front-end damage and a possible broken windshield, said Sgt. Jeff Calvert.

Anyone with information is asked to call (949) 497-0701.

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