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WHITTIER POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL HIT & RUN COLLISION

Posted On: August 23, 2017

This morning at approximately 7:30 am, a fatal hit and run occurred involving a vehicle vs. pedestrian at the 16800 block of Janine Dr. in the City of Whittier.The victim, 69-year-old Kenneth Rawlings of Whittier was transported to Whittier Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries a few hours later.

Rawlings had been walking along Janine Dr. when he was struck by the suspect vehicle. According to witnesses, a black Toyota Prius or similar type vehicle was seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. The driver of this vehicle may have information related to the accident. 

While we continue our investigation, we would appreciate any additional information from the public. If you have any information about this case, please contact Officer Jensen at (562) 567-9261 or our Crime Tipline at (562) 567-9299. For media inquiries only, please contact Officer John Scoggins at 562 244-0045. #whittierpd