Police said they found the man arrested because of vital evidence Rod Richardson discovered

Husband hunts the man who killed his wife in a "hit and run" in Corona

Police tape in crime scene. Illustrative image

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A husband on a mission to find the driver who hit and killed his wife and mother of eight children and then left the scene of the accident, could have found the killer on his own, said Corona police in Riverside County, to NBC 4.

Brenda Richardson She was killed when a white Lexus hit her motorcycle on River Road in Corona on Wednesday, police said. Richardson was thrown 30 feet from his motorcycle and taken to the hospital where he died Thursday.

Rod richardson He said the pain of losing his wife and mother of his children was overwhelming.

"When you have your older children falling to the ground crying because they have no control," Rod Richardson said, "your younger children wake you up in the middle of the night saying they missed her, it's a lot."

Rod Richardson knew he had to do something, so he started looking for the Lexus that hit his wife. Finally, he ended up at the intersection where the coup and the leak occurred and saw the closed entrance of a nearby apartment complex.

"Something was in my heart, pulling me, saying I needed to get in," Rod Richardson said.

As soon as he entered the complex he saw the car.

"My heart skipped a beat when I looked."

He called Corona police and arrested the 85-year-old driver, Tashiro Isa, on Friday.

Isa was arrested for the misdemeanor of run-over and flight and vehicular manslaughter.

Rod Richardson told NBC 4 that his wife worked for decades with the Veterans Administration in Long Beach. He said funeral services are planned to honor his wife. The family has started a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses.


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