Updated: Diamond Bar Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Near Walnut

California Highway Patrol says the driver left behind "several pieces of vehicle debris that were taken into evidence."

Photo credit: John Schreiber
Photo credit: John Schreiber
By City News Service

A pedestrian was killed by a vehicle next to the Cal Poly Pomona campus Sunday, and the driver left behind evidence before speeding off, police said.

Christopher Guerrero, 36, of Diamond Bar was walking westbound in the number right lane of West Temple Avenue and Campus Drive around 5:15 a.m. He was struck by a Chevy truck or SUV that was also heading westbound, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The intersection sits at the line of the city of Walnut and Cal Poly Pomona.

It's unclear why Guerrero was in the street, said Sgt. Maehr of the CHP.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"There were several pieces of vehicle debris left at the scene that were taken into evidence," Maehr said.

Westbound Temple Avenue was closed to traffic at University Drive at 7:28 a.m. and was re-opened by the CHP by 10 a.m.
Melanie C. Johnson October 29, 2013 at 11:44 PM
mlo - you can email me at melanie.johnson@patch.com.
melissa October 30, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Thank You Brian Cieslak for the info on the road I appreciate it very much.
Edward Guerrero October 31, 2013 at 12:46 PM
This is Ed Guerrero, Cris' father. Thank you all for your support, I really hope the driver is found soon. I am meeting with detectives today to see where investigation stands, and to suggest I offer a reward. Cris was everything to me, I'm not handling this well, he was my best friend and the best son a father could have. FYI, Services for Cris are Nov 8th 3 pm Forest Lawn Covina Hills. Melissa, u can call or text me 5625560282.
Jose November 07, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I grew up with Chris, we played ball together. He was a great guy. I just heard about what happened this morning. I was floored by the news. I'm sorry for your loss Mr. Guerrero. Chris was a great guy. I hope they find the piece of garbage that did this.
Jason Andrew Ball November 07, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Hi my name is Jason and I knew Chris I went to Bixby = elementary school to Wilson =High school with him... I am so sorry for the world's loss and I hope the person who hit him will do the right thing and turn them self in. Or else meet the almighty judgement!


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