SPRING VALLEY, California — An elderly pedestrian man identified as James Martinez, 75, was fatally struck following a hit-and-run Tuesday evening on Sweetwater Road near Tyler Street, per CBS 8 News.
The incident was logged at 10:02 p.m. when the driver of a Mercedes identified as Andrew Thazen, 18, struck Martinez who had just been dropped off by his stepdaughter.
Thazen immediately fled the scene after hitting the Martinez who was tragically pronounced at the scene.
Authorities were able to later track down Thazen and arrest for him for hit-and-run as his vehicle was found in a nearby apartment complex. It remains unclear whether or not the teen was under the influence.
The 18-year-old teenager is currently being held in jail at San Diego County Jail.
Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of the victim involved in this sudden tragedy. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.
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