Detectives seek public help in solving fatal Diamond Bar hit-and-run – San Gabriel Valley Tribune


DIAMOND BAR – Authorities on Thursday renewed their call for the public’s help in locating the hit-and-run driver responsible for fatally injuring a 72-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Diamond Bar near his home on July 4th.

Bruce Bodel was walking north on Penarth Avenue crossing Lycoming Street around 10:30 p.m. on Independence Day when a vehicle heading west on Lycoming struck him, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department . The driver left without stopping to help Bodel, turning south on Lemon Avenue.

Bodel, who lived nearby, died of his injuries four days later, authorities said.

Images courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a two-door silver sedan, and based on evidence recovered from the scene, the car is believed to have damage to the front as well as a cracked windshield, the car said. Assistant Trina Schrader.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and City of Diamond Bar officials offered rewards of $ 10,000 each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect (s).

“It devastated my family. He always liked to go out for a walk, it was just his habit. Rather than taking a car, he took a bicycle or walked. He was a vegetarian, he had never hurt a fly. So anyone who could help bring justice to my uncle would be greatly appreciated, ”said Bodel’s niece, Jessica.

Anyone with information about the crime has been urged to contact the Walnut Sheriff’s Station / Diamond Bar Detective Office at 909-859-2817. Anonymous tips can be called to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at


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