LANCASTER – A 56-year-old motorist who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Lancaster Saturday night surrendered to authorities on Sunday, Lancaster Sheriff’s Station officials said.
Servando Barrios was arrested around 5 p.m. Sunday for felony hit-and-run after he admitted to striking a pedestrian in the street with his sport utility vehicle, according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Barrios said he was driving eastbound on Avenue L when the collision occurred, Politano stated.
The pedestrian — identified by the coroner’s office as 42-year-old Gerald Smith — was struck about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, near Avenue L and 35th Street East, according to the sheriff’s department.
Paramedics rushed the pedestrian to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
Editor’s note: Story updated to reflect the arrest of the alleged hit-and-run driver and the name of the pedestrian.
Teen hit, killed by Metrolink train
PALMDALE – A Metrolink train on the Antelope Valley line struck and killed a female in Palmdale Sunday, authorities said.
Kimberly Gutierrez, 18, of Norwalk, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department.
The crash was reported about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, according to Lt. Lester Trull of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transportation Services Bureau.
The northbound train struck the female south of Avenue S and Sierra Highway, Trull said.
Metrolink identified the train as number 265 and reported that it was seeking alternative transportation for passengers aboard train 267 to Lancaster, which stopped at the Vincent Grade/Acton Station.