Hit-and-Run Driver near 19th Street Fatally Struck One 100-Year-Old Man

OAKLAND, CA (February 23, 2023) – Sunday morning, a hit-and-run collision on Harrison Street claimed the life of Tzu-Ta Ko.

Officers responded to the fatal incident around 7:00 a.m. at 19th and Harrison, near Lake Merritt and Snow Park.

Upon arrival, officers located the male victim suffering from severe head injuries. Emergency personnel declared 100-year-old Tzu-Ta Ko dead at the scene, despite their life-saving efforts.

At this time, authorities are searching for the suspect, seen driving a white or tan Mini Cooper.

Oakland officials also offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can give information about the hit-and-run driver’s whereabouts.

Moreover, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

Those with additional information about the Harrison Street hit-and-run can contact the Police Department’s traffic unit at (510) 777-8570. Oakland Officials will release additional information as it becomes available to the public.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Tzu-Ta Ko.

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