Driver Arrested after Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision on Whittier Boulevard

WHITTIER, CA (September 23, 2022) – Thursday, police arrested Lilibeth Cindy Gonzalez after a hit-and-run crash killed Alberto Northrup.

The incident took place on September 2nd, around 11:20 p.m., at the 6506 block of Whittier Boulevard.

According to reports, Gonzalez was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu when she struck Northrup who was walking in the area. Gonzalez then fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim. She was followed northbound by a witness to the collision.

Emergency crews arrived and pronounced 60-year-old Northrup dead at the scene, due to the extent of his condition.

Meanwhile, police caught up to 35-year-old Lilibeth Cindy Gonzalez on Garfield Avenue. As a result, officers arrested her on suspicion of hit-and-run.

The surrounding area was closed off for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties before it was later reopened. Once available, further details will be provided.

The team at Sweet James would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alberto Northrup. May you find comfort and strength through the memories of your loved one.

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