Hit and Run Leaves 1 Dead

By Anthony Saude

A pedestrian was killed last Saturday night, January 20, in Chino Hills when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated 23 year old woman.

At around 7:20 p.m. Chino Hills deputies were dispatched to the intersection at Chino Avenue and Peyton Ave in response to a call reporting that a pedestrian had been hit by a car. When they arrived on the scene they found the unresponsive female victim lying in the street. The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman, fled the scene and did not stop to see if the victim was injured or if she was in need of medical attention. When the paramedics arrived they immediately transported the injured victim to a local hospital. Unfortunately, shortly after arriving at the hospital, the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and she pronounced dead. The victim’s identity is not being released at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the deputies and investigators in their investigation they were able to quickly identify the driver of the suspect vehicle as Talia Guadalupe Arias-Guadalupe. She was driving a 2002 White Pathfinder and it had sustained major front end damage from the collision.

Deputies arrested Arias and she was charged with DUI with injuries, DUI with a Blood Alcohol over the legal limit of .08 and Hit and Run with injuries. She was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and her bail was set at $100,000.00

There is still an ongoing investigation: investigators are attempting to locate any witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information regarding the accident is urged to contact Deputy Brandon Steffler at 909-477-2800 or email him at bsteffler@sbscd.org. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at (800)782-7463, or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at http://www.wetip.com. Refer to Deputy Brandon Stffler at the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station.

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