Anthony Rojas Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on Paramount Boulevard [Pico Rivera, CA]
15-Year-Old Anthony Rojas Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Paramount Boulevard
PICO RIVERA, CA (January 10, 2020) – A 15-year-old boy lost his life in a hit-and-run crash on Paramount Boulevard, Friday afternoon.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened at about 3:00 PM. The victim was skateboarding at a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. There, an eastbound boxed truck hit the boy.
Emergency responders rushed the victim to a local hospital, where he later died. A representative for the family identified the boy as Anthony Rojas and shared a GoFundMe to assist the family in its time of need. Click on the link to donate and to support the campaign.
The driver of the box truck did not stop to render aid and fled the area. Shortly after the crash, officers from the Whittier Police Department located the suspect vehicle and informed Pico Rivera sheriff’s deputies.
Authorities later arrested a man in his 50s, but his identity remains undisclosed.
Deputies continue to investigate the fatal crash. Anyone with information should call Traffic Detective Marquez at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station at (562) 949-2421 as soon as possible. Also, anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
During this difficult time, Sweet James would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Anthony Rojas.
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