YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a 70-year-old man was fatally struck in Yorba Linda Saturday evening by a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The pedestrian was later identified as Gregory Gillaspy of Yorba Linda, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.READ MORE: Staff, Students Evacuated Safely After Reports Of Man With Rifle Prompts Lockdown Of Sylmar High School
The accident was reported at 7:30 p.m. Saturday near Fairmont Boulevard and Lorca Lane.
Paramedics rushed Gillaspy to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he succumbed to his injuries about an hour later, according to the coroner’s office.READ MORE: Multiple People Injured, Including Officer, During Shooting At High School In Knoxville, TN
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Jody Guerrero, remained at the scene. He was later arrested on suspicion of homicide, according to a watch commander at the O.C. Sheriff’s Department.
Guerrero is being held at the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana in lieu of $1 million bail.MORE NEWS: Six Flags Magic Mountain Vaccination Site To Close April 18, Will Be Replaced With Two Additional Sites
The suspect is due to appear in court on Tuesday, according to jail inmate records.