VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 22-year-old motorist is accused of causing the death of a pedestrian in Van Nuys Saturday.
The driver, identified as Roberto Jiminez of Van Nuys, is accused of also driving under the influence.READ MORE: Laguna Hills Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player
The incident occurred about 11:50 p.m. Saturday on Sepuveda Boulevard near Victory Boulevard, according to the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division.
Police said Jiminez was driving a 1999 Toyota 4Runner southbound on Sepulveda when the SUV veered in a southwest direction, hitting the curb
and onto the sidewalk.
The vehicle struck 23-year-old Haley Coreas of Van Nuys, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The vehicle also hit a block wall and ended up on its side, according to the LAPD.
Jimenez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.MORE NEWS: Woman Details Encounter With Man Accused Of Killing Brianna Kupfer
Anyone who witnessed the crash was urged to contact Valley Traffic Division detectives at (818) 644-8031.