EASTVALE: Public’s Help Needed to Catch Hit and Run Driver

Troy Davids, 21, killed by a Hit-And-Run driver. Photo courtesy: Facebook

Troy Davids, 21, killed by a Hit-And-Run driver.
Photo courtesy: Facebook

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL (INFORMATION  PROVIDED BY EASTVALE POLICE DEPT and THE CITY OF EASTVALE)

On Thursday, April 25, 2014 around midnight,20 year old Troy Davids, was heading home from his shift at Vons on Limonite. According to the Eastvale Police Department, Davids was struck in the intersection of Limonite Ave. and Hamner Ave., by a vehicle going westbound.  A preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown make or model black sedan, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Limonite Ave. failed to stop for a red traffic signal light and as a direct result, collided into Davids who was on a bicycle traveling southbound on Hamner Ave.
Although, Eastvale Police Officers  and emergency personnel responded immediately to the reported injury traffic collision, Troy Davids died from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Press releases state that ,witnesses reported seeing a black, four door sedan continue westbound on Limonite  in the eastbound lanes of traffic that was last seen turning southbound on Scholar Way. Although officers arrived within minutes of receiving the call, neither the black sedan, nor the driver of the sedan, was located.

Now Eastvale Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and the suspect vehicle. Eastvale police are “seeking the help of a good Samaritan, who was driving a tan Chevrolet Suburban, that may have seen the suspect vehicle and driver as is it fled the scene of the traffic collision”.

Troy Davids, 21, a 2010 graduate of Norco High School, was described on the Eastvale News Facebook page as “having a heart of gold and a smile to match” and as ” a wonderful young man who was a friend to everyone”.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Cuadra at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2662.