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Man, 25, Accused In Fatal Hit-And-Run Of Pedestrian

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LANCASTER (CBS) — A man accused in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Lancaster was behind bars Saturday.

Sheriff’s Lt. Paula Tokar says 25-year-old Isidro Peralta of Littlerock has been booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence.

According to authorities, Peralta was stopped at a checkpoint near Avenue J and Genoa Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Deputies noticed blood on the bumper and the shattered windshield of his 1996 Ford Mustang, which also had a broken headlight, Tokar said.

Tokar said deputies retraced Peralta’s route and found the body of a man on 10th Street West near Avenue J-8.

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