A Lake Elsinore man, David Loperena, turned himself in to Riverside County Police in connection with a hit and run collision that killed a 10-year-old boy. NBC News reported that 10-year-old Antonio Ochoa was crossing the street in a crosswalk near his home in Lake Elsinore with his mother and sister. The driver of a red truck ran a stop sign and hit Antonio, carrying his body 25 yards down the road. Officers attempted to search for surveillance video of the red truck in the area following the accident, but were unsuccessful.
Investigators arrested Loperena, the alleged driver, after he turned himself in for fleeing from the scene of the wrongful death pedestrian accident. Tragically, there are many serious hit and run accidents throughout California that involve the wrongful death of pedestrians. A moment of negligence or recklessness can lead to the premature death of an unsuspecting pedestrian. Continue Reading