Sadly, a 60-year-old male pedestrian who was the victim of a hit-and-run crash in Fullerton on Thursday, January 2, died at a hospital from his injuries.
The 43-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck him was placed in custody on Friday.
Officers responded to the area of Lemon Street and Santa Fe Avenue about 6 p.m. Thursday and found the victim of the pedestrian accident lying in the No. 2 lane of Lemon with serious, life-threatening injuries.
An initial investigation determined the suspect vehicle, a 2015 gray Honda Civic, was southbound on Lemon when it struck the pedestrian, who was not in a marked crosswalk at the time, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital by paramedics, where he was tragically pronounced dead.
The driver of the Honda, identified as Marianne Hall, 43, of Fullerton, left the scene prior to officers’ arrival, but later returned and was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing great bodily injury or death. According to police, neither alcohol or drugs appeared to be factors in the crash.
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