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Hit-and-run crash caught on camera in National City

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 19:50:44-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - Surveillance cameras captured a chain-reaction, hit-and-run crash in National City Tuesday morning.

For Honey Mae Kenworthy, the remnants of her totaled car are hard to look at.

"I cried when I saw it," said Kenworthy.

Surveillance video shows the last moments the 2003 Acura TL was undamaged, parked by her husband on Cleveland Avenue outside his work in an industrial park. Just past 7 a.m., a car speeds into frame and smashes into back of her car, pushing it into the car in front of it.

"Upset and angry whenever I see it ... he's obviously not paying any attention," said Kenworthy.

After the crash, the gray car backs up and parks. The driver then gets out and starts picking up his car parts. After about 5 minutes, the man gets back in the car and drives off.

"Just an awful person for doing that. I felt robbed of my hard work ... had just paid of the vehicle," said Kenworthy.

The driver didn't quite get everything. He left several parts, including a section of his right front bumper. Kenworthy says those parts belong to a Lexus, giving police a few more clues. Without an identification on the mystery driver, she's out of luck since she doesn't have comprehensive coverage. The car was likely going to be her 15-year-old son's first car.

"I feel really bad I might not have anything for him. For me it was a reward for all his hard work," said Kenworthy.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call National City Police at 619-336-4411.