A San Gabriel man with a DUI history will face charges in two hit-and-run deaths.
According to police, the man struck a West Covina woman as she pushed her 1-year-old granddaughter in a stroller. The pair were crossing the street at a crosswalk at the time of the collision. They were transported to a local hospital, where they both died from their injuries.
Following the crash, the driver fled, but video from the scene helped to identify the suspect’s vehicle. Following tips from the public, police located the vehicle involved in the crash. The vehicle was not registered to the suspect, but evidence from inside the truck connected it to the man. Four days after the crash, police arrested the suspect following his release from a local medical facility.
Police say the suspect has a history of DUI convictions. They also say that they did not know the man’s intoxication status at the time of the crash. Currently, he faces charges of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. If convicted, the man could face as much as six years in prison. In court, the suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He will return to court in December for matters related to his case.
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