Wenatchee man killed in hit-and-run pedestrian accident

The Wenatchee World reports that Arnulfo Garcia Maldonado, age 47, died of injuries he received in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident early Sunday morning.

According to the report, Maldonado was crossing North Wenatchee Avenue around 1am Sunday when he was struck by a speeding pickup truck. He was taken to Central Washington Hospital where he died of his injuries around 3am.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old Waterville man and arrested him on suspicion of Vehicular Homicide. Charges of felony hit-and-run are pending. Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person was killed and the driver of a car was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving recklessly or driving without regard to the safety of others.

A witness told the police that after Maldonado was hit by the truck, he was thrown into the air and fell on the hood of the truck before landing on the roadway. The pickup truck accelerated and left the accident scene. The police later arrested the truck’s owner outside of the Wenatchee Roaster & Ale house.

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