Couple Arrested in Huntington Beach Fatal Hit-and-Run

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
December 21, 2021 Updated: December 21, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—A Seal Beach couple was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision in Huntington Beach, police said today.

Daniel, 37, and Kimberly Burch, 39, who live in Surfside, were arrested in connection with the Sunday evening collision at Pacific Coast Highway near 24th Street, according to Jennifer Carey of the Huntington Beach Police Department. The couple have since bailed out of the Huntington Beach jail.

Police were called at 6:41 p.m. Sunday, and when officers arrived they found the victim, a 66-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released as police were still notifying all of his family members. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

While police were still on scene, Kimberly Burch told officers that she was the driver who struck the victim in a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Carey said. Later, investigators determined that her husband, Daniel, was the driver, Carey said.

Kimberly Burch was booked on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact and Daniel Burch was booked on suspicion of a fatal hit-and-run, Carey said.

Anyone who saw the collision was asked to call investigators at 714-536-5670 or 714-536-5231.