VICTORVILLE (CBS) — Authorities Thursday announced the arrest of a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child in Victorville.

Officials say Brandon Lee McCullough was the driver of the 2000 Ford F-250 truck that struck and killed Dejuan Smith, 20.

Smith was five months pregnant. A 17-month-old daughter she was pushing in a stroller was injured but treated for her injuries and returned to her father.

McCullough was booked into the San Bernardino County Jail.

He faces charges of  hit-and-run causing death and vehicular manslaughter.

Officials say McCullough’s truck has damage on the front ride side.

They also said evidence left at the scene ties him to the accident. It is believed the passenger side mirror is part of the evidence police used to link the truck to the fatal accident.


Comments (22)
  1. Marco says:

    It could have been just an accident if it was dark and he was not able to see.

    But a bad choice made by the driver now has him facing serious prison time.

    1. Somali says:

      Are you implying that black people
      are hard too see at night ?

      1. TheWindrunner says:

        Is that a trick question?

      2. me says:

        Somali, why do black people make everything about color?? Everything happens to you guys, right? You take one thing someone says and turn it around to something else.

    2. April says:

      @Marco you are absolutely right!
      @Somali, why are you trying to fuel an argument on this blog, who are you really?
      @me, when did Somali say what his or her race was? You are just as bad as Somali.
      @ alisa and mia, whoever you are..this is not a joke.

      One day if any of you live long enough, your snide and ignorant remarks may come back to haunt you. It’s really sad that people on this earth, no matter what they have seen heard or been through, there will always be a class of a##holes who will continue to be just that, no matter what the subject matter is. The killer needs to get his due justice, no matter how each and everyone of you comment, you know the person was wrong.

      1. get outta here says:

        Okay, thank you for that Reverend Al Sharpton.

  2. ginny says:

    @ Stryker 21, what a cold, worthless comment. Do you know this poor woman? How do you know whether she was married or not? This was a woman with a family and now she is gone because some fool decided to run instead of stopping and perhaps providing help that may have saved her life, ufortnately we will never know because he left instead.

  3. Will says:

    Deport him
    Back to Africa?

  4. mia says:

    They took my dad to jail for it..hes a dad of five and he would never do anything like that if he knew because his own son my brother, was hit by a car when he was five and he is tore us apart and they still haven’t found the lady and its been 3 years. We know how they feel I’m so sorry for there pain but please don’t take our dad too he didn’t know please don’t take him we love him

    1. Shut the pie hole says:

      Anyone out there actually believe this dimwit? Stop wasting our time, honey.

  5. alisa and mia says:

    im not wasting my time hes my dad he was arrested last night and he would never do that because one of my brothers is disabled from being hit by a car my dad didn’t know he hit her and if he did he would have stopped my dad is a really nice guy and hes very successful with five kids i doubt he wanted to go to jail he was crying his eyes out when he was getting arrested and now his buisness is probably going to get ruined my sister and brothers and i have not stopped crying because of this i know he didnt do this on purpose and he was not drunk he was going on a fishing trip he doesn’t drink and drive ever

    1. me says:

      Your dad, Brandon Lee McCullough, who is 37 has five kids? Must have started young, huh?

      1. 12 yr old says:

        He has a 12, 11, 9, 3 & 12 mos old. It killed him searching for his own childs hit n run driver. He spent every day posting flyers and searching for her. We have been praying for the family and her precious daughter, and are genuinely sorry. Please believe us! This truly was a accident!.

    2. also concerned says:

      My family is praying for yours

  6. alisa and mia says:

    o and he has bad eye sight to and he was waiting for contacts in the mail

  7. The Big Logic says:

    On the surface, it would appear to be an intentional numbers reduction incident, but it’s way too early to tell.

  8. send him to jail says:

    He deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life. He killed 2 innocent victims and took off. I don’t give a damn how many kids he has, disabled or not, he is a murderer! Enough said!

    1. Judge This says:

      OK, Yogi.
      Thanks for your expert legal opinion and well thought-out analysis, peabrain.

  9. April says:

    @get outta here, knock it off

  10. concerned says:

    What is wrong with you people. How is talking to children like that making anything better. They are losing thier dad too.

    1. Arlene Vigil says:

      Thank You Concerned!, I am so glad that there are still some people with decency, and that genuinely care about the well being of all parties involved.
      The people that have never made, or make a mistake (ya right) are always the one’s to cast the first stone.

  11. Say, you got a nice post. Cool.

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