60-Year-Old Killed in Hit-and-run Near Ted Watkins Memorial Park

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 5, 2022) – Early Friday morning, a hit-and-run crash on Grandee Avenue left Viviano Castaneda dead.

Based on a press release by the Los Angeles Police Department, the crash occurred around 2:36 a.m., near Ted Watkins Memorial Park.

Police said 60-year-old Castaneda was walking in the roadway along Grandee when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the severely injured victim.

Despite life-saving effort, paramedics pronounced the male pedestrian dead at the scene. Authorities later identified the victim as Castaneda, of San Pedro.


The team at Sweet James would like to extend their sympathies to the loved ones of Viviano Castaneda. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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