Female pedestrian, struck twice, dies in Fountain Valley hit-and-run collision
Fountain Valley police officials are looking for a vehicle they believe struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday night on Euclid Street north of Edinger Avenue before driving off and leaving the victim to be struck by a second vehicle.
Officers responded to multiple calls regarding a collision at 8:11 p.m. Saturday, according to a department release issued Sunday. Upon their arrival, they discovered an unresponsive female pedestrian trapped under a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250.
The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with investigators before being released with no charges.
It is believed the victim, identified by the Orange County coroner’s office as 76-year-old Fountain Valley resident Kim Lieng Dao, had been struck by another vehicle that fled the area. Witnesses described that vehicle as a white or silver crossover or sports utility vehicle.
Investigators are currently reviewing video surveillance footage from the area to assist in locating the unidentified vehicle and its driver. Traffic Bureau Sgt. James Cataline said it is likely the vehicle sustained front-end damage from the collision.
Fountain Valley police identified Chandler Pentrack, a 19-year-old male from Virginia, as the pedestrian killed in a traffic collision on Warner Avenue, east of Brookhurst Street, last week.
“There is probably some denting of the hood and possibly a broken headlight on the driver’s side,” he added.
Cataline said while the department was still engaged in a “fact-finding mission” as of Monday, it has been determined neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be a factor in the collision involving the Mercedes-Benz.
Kelly Keyes, an investigator with the coroner’s office, said Wednesday a cause of death had yet to be determined, as autopsy results were still pending, but said the incident was being investigated as a case of vehicle vs. pedestrian.
Any witnesses or people with information are encouraged to contact the Fountain Valley Police Department’s Traffic Bureau at (714) 593-4481.
7:26 PM, Jul. 08, 2020: Updates with identification of victim, deletes outdated information.
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