BELLFLOWER – Officials Sunday identified a 32-year-old motorcyclist who was killed by an SUV in a hit-and-run crash in Bellflower.
The victim was identified as Brett Mitchell, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. A spokesperson with the coroner’s office could not be reached to determine Mitchell’s place of residence.
The crash was reported at 8:49 p.m. Saturday on Woodruff Avenue at Alondra Boulevard, said Sgt. Joe Medina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood station.
Mitchell was going northbound on Woodruff when the southbound SUV drifted over the double line and collided with him, Medina said.
The SUV then drove northbound on Woodruff and out of view, he said. Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Traffic investigators searched for security video in hopes of identifying the hit-and-run vehicle, he said.
Anyone with information regarding the crash was urged to call the sheriff’s Lakewood station at 562-623-3500.