Hit and Run Kills Tow Operator

A tan sedan swerved into a 40-year-old Corona man as he tried to load a disabled vehicle onto his truck.

Police are seeking the driver of a tan sedan who killed a tow truck a driver in Riverside last night and then fled the scene.

The hit-and-run driver swerved into the tow operator as he tried to load a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed tow truck on the right shoulder of the road on the eastbound side.

The operator has been identified as Christopher Tatro, 40, of Corona, who worked for Advanced Auto Tow. Tatro taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died on Saturday.

The collision occured at about 2:05 a.m. just west of Monroe Street in Riverside. Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the tan sedan continued on afterward, exiting the freeway at Adams Street. 

Part of the vehicle was left behind at the scene and officials said they have footage of the tan sedan after the incident occurred.

The CHP is seeking the public's help in tracking down the hit-and-run driver, asking witnesses or others with information to contact the California Highway Patrol, Riverside Area office, at (951) 637-8000.

Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: Twitter: @NBCLA // Facebook: NBCLA

Contact Us