RIALTO, Calif. (June 21, 2023) — Nicole Garcia, 32, was identified as the pedestrian who died in a hit-and-run crash on June 12 at South Riverside Avenue in Rialto.
The collision occurred around 11:15 p.m. on June 12th in the 2500 block of South Riverside Avenue, according to the Rialto Police Department.
However, the driver involved in the deadly crash, fled the scene without stopping to help her.
Roberto Mojo-Sanchez, 50, of Colton, was arrested two days later on hit-and-run charges for a fatal pedestrian accident in Rialto, the San Bernardino Sun reports. Police received a tip from someone in the community that helped them identify Roberto Mojo-Sanchez as the driver who fled. The Colton man was taken into custody in the City of Riverside.
Investigators say the suspect was traveling northbound in a red 2006 Toyota Solara. The car was in the No. 1 lane of Riverside Avenue driving towards Santa Ana Avenue when it struck the pedestrian who was walking in traffic lanes.
Nicole Garcia went down in the roadway and was hit by other vehicles.
Police officers arrived on scene just minutes later and located the severely injured pedestrian, but the driver of the vehicle had fled without stopping to help her. Paramedics with the Rialto Fire Department pronounced Nicole Garcia dead at the scene. She was later identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner.
The case remains under investigation.
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