$20,000 in Reward Money Now On Offer in Diamond Bar Fatal Hit-and-Run

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a $10,000 reward in hopes of tracking down a hit-and-run motorist who struck a 72-year-old pedestrian crossing a Diamond Bar street on the 4th of July, resulting in his death days later.

The city of Diamond Bar has also offered a $10,000 reward, so the county vote brings the total to $20,000.

Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended the county offer a reward in the death of Bruce Bodel, who was walking northbound on Penarth Avenue crossing Lycoming Street about 10:30 p.m. on Independence Day when a vehicle westbound on Lycoming struck him. The driver fled without stopping to help Bodel, turning south on Lemon Avenue.

Bodel, who lived nearby, died of his injuries four days later, according to sheriff's investigators and coroner's records.

Surveillance video showed a silver or gray sedan leaving the scene.

Anyone with additional information was urged to call Detective Timberlake at the Walnut/Diamond Bar sheriff's station at 909-859-2817 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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