Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Monterey Park

By City News Service

The coroner’s office Monday released the name of an 80-year-old man fatally struck by an SUV in Monterey Park and dragged for at least a block.

He was Kwailing Hong of Alhambra, said coroner’s Investigator Kristy McCracken.

Hong was struck by a black Kia Sedona about 4 p.m. last Thursday in the area of Hellman and Hathaway avenues, according to Alhambra and Monterey Park police. The Kia was southbound on Hathaway Avenue when it struck the man, who was crossing the street, Monterey Park police investigators said.

The driver was identified as 33-year-old Cecilia Morales de Toledo of Alhambra. The victim was dragged beneath her SUV to the 2400 block of South Wetherhead Drive before she came to a stop, police said.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, Alhambra police Sgt. Jerry Johnson said

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, Monterey Park investigators said. Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the accident, which remained under investigation.

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2 Responses to “Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Monterey Park”

  1. Cate Hennigan on February 5th, 2016 9:26 pm

    Ok. I’m involved in this “crime” (police haven’t declared it a crime but a traffic accident! Whatever!) as a resident of the Alhambra community and recognize this gentleman as a member of our community! When will Monterey Park police department press charges on the unlicensed driver that killed Kwai Ling Hong and dragging him nearly a mile?!!! #justiceforkwailinghong.

  2. Kevin Cow on April 20th, 2016 9:36 pm

    Family should have been notified that same day, not four days later when the assigned detective gets back to work. A man has died.

    I can’t understand why the driver was allowed to continue driving without a license.

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