Authorities identify vehicle, person of interest in Laguna Niguel hit-and-run

Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators have located the vehicle and identified an adult male as a person of interest involved with a hit-and-run collision Sunday evening near Niguel Road and Ridgeway Avenue.

No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.

The sheriff’s department would not confirm the victim’s name, only that he was a male adult in his mid-30s. However multiple online support pages identified him as Steve Schenkenberger of San Juan Capistrano.

Schenkenberger remains in a coma after being struck by a car while riding his bike. He sustained injuries to his brain and the left side of his body after he was hit, according to a Plumfund page created in his name. He is being treated at Mission Hospital.

The medical fund for Schenkenberger, a husband and father of five boys, had raised almost $64,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses to the traffic collision are urged to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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