Updated 8/17/2012 8:49 am
(August 15, 2012, EL CENTRO) – On Tuesday, August 14th, at approximately 9:30 pm, Jeremy German, 18 of Brawley, was traveling westbound on S-22, east of Wilson Avenue at a stated speed of 35 mph.
German failed to see a pedestrian that was walking in the westbound lane of S-22 ahead of his location. As German was traveling westbound on S-22 he struck the pedestrian, at which point he continued traveling westbound on S-22, to Borrego Springs.
Due to the impact the decedent was later pronounced dead at the scene. German later returned to the scene of the collision where he was arrested for Hit and Run. German was then transported to the Imperial County Jail.
The victim was identified as Dana Lorraine Phelps, 50 of Salton City, CA .Cause of death was blunt force trauma according to the Imperial County Coroner.
This collision is still under investigation.