The Arcadia Police Department say the father of a 32 year old motorcyclist who was struck and killed last week by a hit and run driver made an emotional plea at a press conference today. They say he pleaded for the driver to turn himself in to authorities.
Kenneth Doherty, the motorcyclist, officials say died at a hospital on May 7th, after suffering from internal injuries and head trauma. They say he was struck on the 200 block of West Foothill Boulevard and leaves behind a wife and four year old son.
Authorities say witnesses saw the suspect and the motorcyclist driving at high speeds on the eastbound 210 Freeway before they both exited at Baldwin Avenue. According to witnesses, police say the suspect and victim were yelling at one another as they drove east on Foothill Boulevard.
Arcadia police say the suspect’s car is a 2005 or 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or “Evo” with tinted windows; which was identified from a 76 Station’s surveillance camera. They say the license plate couldn’t be seen; as the car proceed eastbound on Foothill Boulevard after the collision.
Detectives say the Mitsubishi lost its passenger side mirror at the scene and there is possible damage to the right side of the vehicle.
If anyone has information about this crime, please call the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5151 and refer to Case #1302136.