LAPD searching for hit-and-run driver who killed man in Westlake
WESTLAKE, Calif. (FOX 11) - The LAPD is asking for the public's help in tracking down a hit-and-run driver who killed a 30-year-old man in Westlake early Monday morning.
Leonides "Leo" Rivas died at the hospital after he was hit from behind by a white pickup truck on Bonnie Brae street near 6th street around just after 6 a.m. Monday.
"It's really, really bad news we received in the morning," said Bryan Brabo, Rivas' brother-in-law. "It's really hard because he's a lovely person, he's a good friend, good husband, and all the family is distraught, really destroyed, his wife still cannot handle it."
LAPD released surveillance video of the suspect vehicle, described as an early 2000's model white pickup truck with a dark bed liner.
The driver is described as a Hispanic male in his early 30s with dark, combed back hair.
The Family says Rivas was driving to his construction job when he parked and got out to grab a drink when he was hit from behind by the truck.
His birthday was next month, and he had plans to travel to see his dad for the first time in seven years. Now Rivas' family is pleading for the driver to turn himself in.
Call LAPD if you have any information that can help the case.