Reward offered in deadly hit and run

DOWNEY - Police are seeking leads in the fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a Downey resident last week.The victim, identified as 58-year-old Michael Kunkle, was struck by a white SUV traveling northbound on Woodruff Avenue, south of Nance Street, at about 10:28 p.m. last Friday. Authorities said Kunkle was "walking in the roadway." The driver of the SUV fled, leaving Kunkle lying in the street. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors authorized a $10,000 reward this week for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. The suspect's vehicle should have damage to the front portion of the SUV. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Jerry Griffin at (562) 904-2339 or Sgt. Dan Murray at (562)‚Äà904-2342. Callers can remain anonymous.

********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6