Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in Spring Valley

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Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash at Tyler Street and Sweetwater Road

Spring Valley, California (February 7, 2017) – A 75-year-old man died after being fatally struck by a hit-and-run car on Sweetwater Road in , according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at about 10:02 p.m. when a northbound driver struck a male pedestrian near Taylor Street as he was crossing Sweetwater Road.

The victim’s daughter witnessed the unfortunate accident claimed. The daughter told the authorities that she heard screeching tires as she left the intersection after dropping her father. When she looked into the rear-view mirror of her car and saw her step-father get hit by a Mercedes car which immediately fled the scene leaving the man to die. She pulled over to find him lying on the road.

Police officers later arrested the suspect, Andrew Thazen, 18, of El Cajon over the hit-and-run felony which resulted in death after finding the car suspected to have been involved in the accident in an apartment complex off the Troy Street.


The incident remains under investigation. 

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