LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a 101-year-old pedestrian in Boyle Heights.
Ricardo Avalos was expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said in a written statement.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
The charges stem from the early morning crash on Wednesday that killed Jose Noriega.
Authorities said Noriega was struck by a van while crossing Lorena Street in a marked crosswalk.
Prosecutors say the driver of the van fled the scene but was followed by a person who witnessed the collision. A second driver then took away the suspect’s keys, according to prosecutors.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
Avalos faces up to four years in prison if charged as convicted.
The incident remains under investigation.
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