KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles News reported recently that a man has been arrested for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian and then fleeing the accident scene in San Bernardino on Sunday, December 27 while driving in an intoxicated state.
According to officials with the San Bernardino Police Department, the incident occurred between 7:40 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Sunday, December 27 near the intersection of Second Street and G Street in the Los Angeles suburb of San Bernardino. A local motorist 30 years of age was allegedly speeding while driving a Saturn Aura midsize sedan. A man 42 years of age was crossing a crosswalk at the intersection when, without stopping or slowing, the Aura struck the pedestrian and continued along the roadway, fleeing the scene of the wreck. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene of the accident and his identity has not yet been released to the press.
The suspect was later found and taken into custody for suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing injury or death by San Bernardino Police Department officers, who allege the man was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana at the time of the accident. The accident currently remains under an active investigation.