> Read the newest update to this story: Suspect Arrested in Hit and Run Auto Accident in Pasadena
On October 18, 2023, at 9:17 pm, officers from the Pasadena Police Department responded to the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Penn Street regarding a multi-vehicle collision.
By News Desk
Upon arrival, officers discovered a Lincoln Navigator had crashed into a Nissan Versa. The driver and passenger of the Navigator fled the scene on foot. The Nissan driver was identified as 63-year-old, Antonio Mendoza-Hernandez, a Los Angeles resident. The passenger was identified as 33-year-old Veralice Yanira Membreno Orellana, an Altadena resident.
The investigation revealed the Navigator was northbound on Raymond Avenue, about 9:00 pm, at a high rate of speed. As the Navigator approached the intersection of Penn Street it veered into the southbound lanes to pass a vehicle stopped for the stop sign. The Navigator failed to stop and crashed into the Versa as it drove eastbound on Penn Street. The crash sent the Versa into the northeast curb and the Navigator continued north on Raymond where it struck a parked Ford F-150 on the west curb line.
The initial crash was captured by surveillance cameras below:
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222- TIPS (8477), or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.
[This article has been updated to include names of deceased. Oct. 20, 10:00 am]
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