23-year old Angel Gutierrez of Chula Vista has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter in the hit and run death of a 54-year old woman.
Gutierrez was arrested Sunday, December 26th at 2:45 a.m. at his home on the 300 block of Date Street.
The victim was struck while crossing in the 1200 block of Third Avenue near Oxford Street at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday, December 25th.
Witnesses say she was struck by the driver of a white Pontiac sedan that was traveling northbound on Third Avenue. The woman died at the scene, her name withheld pending notification of family members.
Investigators were able to identify the suspect vehicle thanks to an alert witness who followed the suspect after the hit and run. That witness was able to provide a vehicle description and partial plate.
The suspect vehicle was later found parked in the 200 block of Moss Street. A check of vehicle records identified Gutierrez as the owner.
Gutierrez is being held in the Chula Vista jail on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run with injury. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday to respond to the charges.
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