Eastvale -An Eastvale woman died due to a hit and run accident but the perpetrator was caught the following day, according to Corona Police.
Brenda Richardson, 48, of Eastvale, was riding her motorcycle on River Road and Kalus Avenue around 4 pm last week when the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Lexus ES330, allegedly turned left in front of Richardson, striking the zlexus on the right side of that vehicle, severely injuring Richardson. She succumbed to her injuries the following day, February 6. She was the mother of eight.
On February 7, 2020, at about 3:56 p.m., the suspect vehicle, a 2006 Lexus ES330, involved in her death, was located in the 900 block of Rebecca Way in Corona. While officers were investigating the car, they found the male driver, 85-year-old Tashiro Isa of Corona. Officers arrested Isa for felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Officer Gardner at (951) 817-5784.
Police arrested an 85-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run collision after the victim’s husband, Rod Richardson, found the vehicle believed to have been involved and notified authorities.
Tashiro Isa of Corona was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter, according to the Corona Police Department.
According to online reports, Richardson said he found the car on Friday afternoon in the 900 block of Rebecca Way in Corona and notified police.
Investigators confirmed the recovery of the involved vehicle, a 2006 Lexus ES330, as well as the arrest of its owner, on Friday night.
“While officers were investigating the car, they found the driver, 85-year-old Tashiro Isa of Corona,” police said in an online tweet.
Information regarding Tashiro’s bail amount and initial court appearance was not available.
Brenda Richardson was riding a motorcycle when the Lexus turned left in front of her, into her path of travel, Corona police said at the time. The car that struck her sped away.
The victim leaves behind eight children, as well as a son-in-law and future daughter-in-law who she counted among her own, loved ones said on a memorial page set up in tribute to the victim. The web page had garnered more than $3,500 in donations to support the family as of Friday evening.
Brenda Richardson was known to friends as “Pinky,” “not only because she loves the color Pink, but because she used her pinky as to wave at passing motorcycles,” according to the memorial page.
“She was a very proud Navy veteran, who took pride in serving our country just as many of her family members did and one of her daughters currently does,” the statement continued. “She was a beautiful soul who made her life mission to make sure everyone she knew were cared for and knew they were loved.”
Officers arrested Isa on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Officer Gardner at 951-817-5784.