Lake Tahoe, California (October 7, 2019) – A man was killed in a suspected hit-and-run pedestrian accident in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday night.
According to a local news source, the fatal pedestrian accident happened at about 8 p.m. October 6, on Highway 50 near Lakeland Village.
A 78-year-old man was reportedly walking across the roadway when he was hit by a car.
The unidentified man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the car, 20-year-old Marlin Cruz, fled the scene after hitting the pedestrian but was later located and arrested.
He was booked into El Dorado County Jail for felony hit-and-run.
The South Lake Tahoe Police are investigating the cause of the accident.