Driver Turns Himself in for Fatal Hit-and-Run

A woman was killed as she tried to cross I-5 south

By Andie Adams
|  Thursday, Jun 19, 2014  |  Updated 1:06 PM PDT
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Driver Turns Himself in for Fatal Hit-and-Run

 A man was arrested after turning himself in for a fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 5 overnight, California Highway Patrol officials say.

The incident happened as a woman crossed the southbound lanes of I-5 around 12:08 a.m. Thursday.

The woman was struck by a vehicle and landed on the transition road to northbound SR-163, where she died.

The driver who hit her fled the scene, according to the CHP.

Officials issued a Sig Alert for about two hours and closed the transition from southbound I-5 to northbound SR-163 as they investigated the woman’s death.

The CHP says later in the morning, Sandro Depaz Garcia called the CHP Border Communications Center to admit he was involved in the collision.

Officers went to Garcia’s house, and after interviewing him and inspecting his vehicle, the suspect was taken into custody. Garcia was jailed on felony hit-and-run.

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