HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities arrested Alonso Regalado, 20, from Perris, CA for vehicular manslaughter after fleeing the scene of an accident that claimed the life of Deborah J. Marshall, 61, of Hesperia.
The fatal-hit-and-run happened on April 17, 2018, in the 15000 block of Main Street, just east of Balsam Avenue in Hesperia. First responders arrived on scene and despite life-saving efforts, Marshall was pronounced deceased at the scene.
“The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision fled the scene immediately, however, witnesses were able to provide responding units with a description and direction of travel,” stated the news release.
Several miles away from the scene of the fatal accident, deputies found the silver 2001 Ford Expedition abandoned and unoccupied in the desert on Topaz Avenue, north of Live Oak Street.
According to the victim’s family, Marshall was simply checking her mailbox when the driver of the SUV struck and killed her.
Investigators said the suspect was traveling west on Main Street when the vehicle left the roadway over the curbing and was traveling down the dirt shoulder. The victim was in front of a residence at the location and was struck by the vehicle as it passed. The vehicle then re-entered the roadway just east of Balsam Avenue and continued west without stopping.
“As a result of the ongoing investigation, evidence recovered at the scene and witness interviews, investigators from the Hesperia Station identified the driver involved in this collision as Alonso Regalado,” stated a sheriff’s news release.
After nearly 48-hours of being on the run, Alonso Regalado was arrested Wednesday night at a Victorville residence in the 15800 block of Smoke Tree Street. Regalado was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for Vehicular Manslaughter and Felony, Hit and Run.
Regalado is currently being held in lieu of a $200,000 bail and is charged with VC20001 and PC 192. He is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on April 23, 2018. Additionally, court records show Regalado is on a $5,000 warrant hold for a restraining order violation out of Riverside County Sheriffs.
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