On November 18, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Monterey Park Police officers responded to a call of a traffic collision in the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Newmark Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 14 year old male, identified as Joshua Madrid, was struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard across Atlantic Blvd. The vehicle then fled southbound on Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park Fire Department Paramedics transported Madrid to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of the collision is under investigation by the Monterey Park Police Department.
Investigators are asking persons who witnessed the collision, or have information about it, contact the Monterey Park Police Department at 626-307-1200.
It is believed the occupants of the vehicles pictured below may have witness this traffic collision:
Vehicle #1 is a white or light colored minivan. Vehicle #2 is a dark colored SUV.
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If anyone has any information and would like to remain anonymous, please contact LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, www.LACrimeStoppers.org, or text TIPLA plus your tip to 27463 (crimes).
Sergeant Rick Munder, Monterey Park Police Department