Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on 91 Freeway in Corona Identified as Desiree Taitano; Driver Arrested
Corona, California (May 14, 2019) – 33-year-old Desiree Taitano has been identified as the woman who was struck and killed Monday morning by a driver who fled the scene, as per a local news source.
The Riverside woman was involved in the accident just after 2:00 a.m. on eastbound 91 Freeway, just east of Green River Road.
As per the article, the California Highway Patrol said Taitano and a friend in another car both pulled over because the friend’s dogs were acting up.
Taitano got out of her car to help the friend on the right shoulder. It was then that she was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver of that car fled the scene. The vehicle was located abandoned about 500 feet from the scene.
The victim sustained fatal injuries and died.
The suspect driver, later identified as Jose Antonio Hidalgo, of Corona, was located hours later at his home and arrested.
Police believe a stranger picked up Hidalgo after the accident and drove him to his home.
According to police, the suspect will likely face at least a felony hit-and-run charge.
The accident is under an active investigation.
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