Police arrested a man on suspicion of hit-and-run after they say he struck and killed a senior citizen in Pasadena on Friday night and fled the scene.
Alberto Fernandez, 20, of Victorville was arrested in Monrovia several hours after the deadly collisions, which took place just after 9 p.m. at Orange Grove Boulevard and Marengo Avenue, according to Pasadena police Lt. Marcia Taglioretti.
The victim, a 64-year-old man initially described as a Pasadena resident, was walking in the eastbound No. 2 lane of Orange Grove Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle, which was also headed east, the lieutenant said.
The vehicle’s driver continued east and fled the scene, she said.
But California Highway Patrol officers found Fernandez and his damaged vehicle in Monrovia shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday and took him into custody in connection with the hit-and-run, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records.
Coroner’s officials had not released the victim’s identity Saturday pending notification of family.
According to county booking records, bail for Fernandez was set at $100,000 pending his initial court appearance.
Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.