Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Colton

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
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COLTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Reche Canyon area of Colton Friday afternoon.

Authorities said the crash happened around 5 p.m. near Reche Canyon Road and Scotch Lane. Colton police responded to a multiple-car crash.

When officers arrived, they found a motorcyclist suffering major injuries. He was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment, but succumbed to his injuries.

The man was identified as 59-year-old Perris resident Steven Owen Jarrell.

Authorities said the driver of a white Fiat, who had crashed into the motorcyclist, fled the scene on foot. Multiple agencies and a K-9 unit conducted a search for the suspect, but could not find the person.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the Colton Police Department at (909) 370-5000.