Authorities Wednesday sought public help to find the hit-and-run motorist responsible for a fatal collision in Compton that killed a young man who had been set to graduate from high school on Thursday.
Christopher Frushon, 19, was in a crosswalk at about 8:45 p.m. on May 26 at Wilmington Avenue north of Stockwell Street when he was struck and thrown into the air by a car that kept going. Frushon later died at a hospital from blunt force injuries, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
“The suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, well above the posted 35 mph speed limit, when (the driver) ran the red stop light at Stockwell Street,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“He (Frushon) was looking to the future and (was) planning to move up north with his mom to start a better life,” the statement said. “Christopher lived an active lifestyle, he was planning to be a welder, and loved spending time outdoors riding his bike with his dad, and attending concerts in the park.”
The eldest of three siblings, Frushon had attended his prom last week with his girlfriend of three years, officials said.
The suspect’s car was described as a mid-size sedan, possibly a Dodge Charger or a Kia, with extensive front-end damage. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call (310) 605-3516 to speak with Detective Jaeton Wilson or Sgt. Arthur Thomas.
The watch commander’s office can be reached at (310) 605-6505.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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