Irvine police looking for hit-and-run driver behind fatal rollover crash

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Investigators with the Irvine Police Department Tuesday continued to look for a hit-and-run driver, who caused a deadly rollover crash last week.

The crash happened last Thursday at around 4:30 p.m. near Culver Drive and Trabucco Road, police said, when the suspect’s car, a Honda, made a turn against a red light. 

As the victim was trying to avoid colliding with the suspect’s car, he swerved his 2004 Toyota Corolla and eventually lost control before crashing into a center median, tree, light pole with his car being flipped upside and down.

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The driver of the Honda Civic ran away from the crash scene without offering to assist the victim or reporting it to authorities.

The victim, who was later identified as 67-year-old Allen Yangkaou Lee of Irvine, was taken to a hospital in grave condition. Police said Lee eventually died from his injuries Monday night.

The suspect is believed to have driven a silver or beige Honda Civic or Civic Hybrid manufactured between 2008 and 2011.

The car was described as having “racing-style decals” on the lower doors with some sort of red material on the door handles.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.