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3 hit-and-run drivers strike and kill homeless man in Fullerton

FULLERTON — A 38-year-old homeless man died early Monday morning when he was struck by two cars and an SUV that all drove away from the scene in Fullerton.

The multi-vehicle hit-and-run crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. at Harbor Boulevard and Southgate Avenue, said Fullerton police Capt. Jon Radus.

The man was pushing a shopping cart westbound across Harbor Boulevard in the north crosswalk — but against the red light — when he was struck by a southbound white Dodge Charger that had the green light, Radus said. The driver of that car did not stop.

Within seconds, the man was struck again by a black Jeep Wrangler — and that driver did not stop either, the captain said.

About two minutes later, a white Honda two-door Civic struck the man, and the driver also left the scene, Radus said.

Paramedics rushed the victim to a trauma center where he was pronounced dead, he said.

An investigation has shut down Harbor Boulevard between Orangethorpe and Knepp avenues, Radus said.


Source: Orange County Register

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