A 21-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in San Pablo Friday night. The suspected driver has been arrested on charges of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter, according to the San Pablo Police Department.
Officers responded to the area of Giant Road at John Avenue about 10:12 p.m. and found the victim suffering from severe injuries in the roadway, police said. The man, whose identity has not been released pending family notification, succumbed to his injuries, police said.
With help from witnesses at the scene and public safety cameras, investigators identified a silver 2005 Dodge Magnum as the suspect vehicle. After sharing the vehicle’s description to surrounding agencies, Richmond police helped locate the vehicle in the 500 block of Enterprise Ave. in Richmond at about 6 a.m. today. At 7:30 a.m., Duglus Rodas-Reyes, 30, of Richmond, was detained and arrested as he was attempting to leave in the Magnum, police said.
“Mr. Rodas-Reyes later admitted to detectives his involvement as the driver of the Dodge during the collision and fleeing the scene,” police said. “Intoxication has not been ruled out as a contributing factor in the collision. There are no outstanding suspects in this investigation.”
Rodas-Reyes was booked intoCounty Jail. The District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing this case for formal charging next week, police said.
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the San Pablo Police Department at 510-215-3150. Callers can remain anonymous.