By CBS13 Staff

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A man is in custody for a deadly hit-and-run that happened on Broadway Drive in Placerville last weekend.

Efrain Gonzalez, 20, was arrested at his home on Friday and confessed to being the driver who fatally struck pedestrian Ronald Ameral on the night of April 23, the Placerville Police Department said on Saturday.

READ MORE: DUI Suspect Crashes 300-Feet Down Steep Embankment In Auburn

On the night of the collision, callers stated the driver had initially stopped but then sped away eastbound on Broadway Drive, according to police.

READ MORE: Experts Discuss Omicron COVID-19 Variant Findings In Sacramento Wastewater

Ameral was pronounced dead at the hospital later that night.

Evidence collected at the scene helped investigators identify the suspect vehicle as a 2007-08 Infiniti G5. That vehicle was located at Gonzalez’s home and was confirmed to be his, police said.

MORE NEWS: Renowned Roseville Taqueria Nixtaco Hit by Crook Caught On Surveillance Camera

Gonzalez was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and the hit-and-run causing death. His bail was set at $225,000.