Former CSULB lecturer charged with making a false police report in fatal hit-&-run
Former Long Beach State lecturer Kimberly Ann Burch, 39, has been charged with making a false police report and being an accessory after the fact over a fatal hit and run in Huntington Beach over the weekend.
According to Huntington Beach Police, on December 19, a 66-year-old male pedestrian was struck on Pacific Coast Highway, near 24th street. When police arrived at the scene, they determined the victim's injuries were consistent with a person being struck by a vehicle.
As police were investigating, an adult female identified as 39-year-old Kimberly Burch of Surfside told officers she was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck the now-deceased man.
After placing Burch under arrest, investigators determined that her husband, 37-year-old Daniel Burch of Surfside, was indeed the real driver of the Jeep and fled the scene after striking the man.
Daniel Burch was charged with hit and run, resulting in death or injury. Both made bail.
According to Burch's LinkedIn page, she was with CSULB for the past six years in various positions ranging from a teaching assistant, graduate assistant, and lecturer.
What they were saying:
CSULB spokesperson Jim Milbury says, "Our records indicate a Kimberly Burch was a part-time lecturer at CSULB whose contract ended on August 17 2021."