WALNUT PARK (CBS) — A driver was arrested Monday morning for allegedly killing a pedestrian in Walnut Park, authorities said.

The victim, a 42-year-old man, was struck at 1 a.m. at California Street and Pacific Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. He died at a hospital.

The motorist, 23-year-old  Luis Jimenez, was heading eastbound on California Street when he allegedly drove through a stop sign, lost control of his vehicle and struck the pedestrian, the CHP reported.

The driver, who suffered minor injuries, was booked for manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

No names have been released.

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Comments (9)
  1. Hal Coffin says:

    The State Prisons are full of people serving 15 years to life sentences for killing someone while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  2. Right says:

    If the suspect was arrested, why isn’t the name being released? Do you think it might have something to do with the suspect’s surname and media trying to be PC?

    1. Efrain says:

      Read the third paragraph.

  3. Dave Q says:

    No more alcohol and cigarettes!

  4. Barbi Winters says:

    A close friend was hit by a car while walking across a street in Playa Del Rey, last December. She was in her forties. She was beautiful, and loved by so many people. She was successful, and happy, and had a long life ahead of her. Hit and run. Enough.

    1. Ed Rooney says:

      You sound hot, wanna meet for a drink? I’ll drive.

  5. ILLEGALS says:

    Stop drinking and driving. Too late for this homeboy, 23. Plenty of time behind bars thinking what “if”..


    if Jimenez doesn’t have a lot of $$$$$$, he’ll get at least 7 years in prison.

    Unlike the TV show producer who got 11 months for killing a 21 year old girl. The rich producer will probably get out in 2 or 3 months.

  7. hunkie boy says:

    mexicans are te drunkest people on the planet,they love cheap beer 24/7.

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