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: Who Is Mark Lavea, Suspect Killed In San Andreas Hostage Situation?
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: Trap, Tag, Haze: New Efforts To Get Bears To Behave In Tahoe Area
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: Yuba City Neighborhood 'Traumatized' After High Speed Drivers Repeatedly Crash Into Homes
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.