Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested Following Deadly Bicycle Collision near Walnut Street

LA HABRA, CA (August 22, 2022) Mario Popsuc and his 17-year-old son were arrested after a fatal hit-and-run crash on La Habra Boulevard.

The collision occurred around 4:45 p.m., in the 500 block of West La Habra Boulevard. Dispatchers responded to the scene near Walnut Street shortly after.

According to reports, the driver of a white pickup-truck struck a bicyclist under unknown circumstances. Upon impact, the cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries. Paramedics then took the 53-year-old man to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In addition, the driver of the pickup-truck fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim. Police later identified the driver as the son of 35-year-old Mario Popsuc. As a result, police arrested the 17-year-old boy for felony hit and run and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Meanwhile his father, 35-year-old Popsuc, was arrested for possessing a stolen vehicle and aiding and abetting in the collision.

At this time, La Habra authorities continue to investigate the hit-and-run crash and urge anyone with information to contact them at 562-383-4305.

The team at Sweet James would like to send their sincere condolences to the friends and family of the deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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