Man Crossing Colorado Blvd. Run Down and Killed, Driver Flees But a Suspect is Found, Arrested

Published : Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 5:35 AM


BREAKING: [10:30 a.m.] Police said they have arrested a Baldwin Park man they suspect was the driver who ran over and killed a man crossing Colorado Boulevard early Sunday, then drove away. The arrested man has been identified as Higinio Arceo, 41. He was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, DUI, driving without a license, and hit and run charges. He currently being held in the Pasadena jail. MORE SOON



A young man in his late 20′s was struck by a large truck and killed as he crossed Colorado Boulevard mid-block between El Molino and Madison Avenues about 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

A witness told police the as-yet-unidentified victim was thrown onto the truck’s hood before he rolled off and hit the pavement where arriving officers found his body.

The full-size grey pickup sped off and could not be immediately located.

California Highway Patrol units were investigating possible sightings of the truck on the I-210 Foothill freeway from Marengo Avenue and the 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway heading towards Los Angeles from South Arroyo Parkway, according to CHP logs.

Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said that by chance, officers had spoken with the victim earlier in the evening after the man had wandered into a construction site and workers called police.

Hettema said the man indicated to officers he was new to the Pasadena area, having recently arrived from Minnesota.

The man did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the earlier incident, Hettema said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Colorado Boulevard was closed between Madison and El Molino Avenues for about three hours Sunday morning as the Pasadena Police Department’s traffic investigation team gathered evidence at the scene, Hettema said.

About two weeks ago another pedestrian was struck and critically injured as she crossed in a crosswalk at the intersection of North Raymond Avenue and Washington Boulevard by an unimpaired driver who did not see her.

That victim, a 47-year-old woman from Pasadena, remained in a coma as of early last week and since reportedly passed away.

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