Pedestrian Fatally Hurt, Angel Corona Arrested in Fullerton DUI Accident
FULLERTON, CA (June 10, 2019) – Officers arrested a man who fled after allegedly striking a pedestrian in Fullerton on Friday, June 7.
Investigators believe that 36-year-old Angel Palomar Corona, of Hacienda Heights, was under the influence of drugs when he hit a woman with his SUV. The accident happened in the 400 block of West Avenue near Ford Avenue.
Officers responded to reports of a crash just after 8:36 p.m. and found a 42-year-old woman on the ground in the alley with major injuries. The Fullerton Fire Department took the victim to a trauma center, where she died.
Witnesses reported that they saw the driver of a silver BMW SUV fleeing the scene and speeding east on Valencia Drive. At about 8:40 p.m., Fullerton police discovered a vehicle similar to the description near Harbor Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue. It is approximately 2 miles east of the crash.
The officers stopped the driver, and witnesses later identified him as the driver involved in the fatal collision.
According to Fullerton police, Corona was high on drugs and did not have a driver’s license. Officers arrested him and booked him at Fullerton City Jail.
The Orange County coroner plans to identify the victim once they have notified her family, police said.
We wish the family and friends of the victim strength and courage in this difficult time.
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