NORTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man arrested in relation to a fatal hit-and-run on October 1 that saw a husband push his wife out of harm’s way before being killed has been identified.

William Nathaniel Beasley, 70, is the prime suspect in the death of 73-year-old William Hester — who lost his life in the fatal hit-and-run near McClellan Park in North Highlands while saving his wife.

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Beasley was apprehended Saturday morning just after 9:30 a.m., CHP said. Officers had a search warrant to seize the suspected involved vehicle — which was found stored in Rio Linda away from Beasley’s Antelope home.

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The suspect is being charged with felony hit-and-run and manslaughter. Beasley is next scheduled to be in court on October 8.


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