CARLSBAD (CNS) - A man who allegedly fled after the car he was driving fatally struck a pedestrian on a Carlsbad freeway entrance last weekend was arrested today, authorities said.
Andrew Bryan Dean, 50, was taken into custody shortly before 12:30 a.m. and booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of hit-and-run causing death, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Dean allegedly was behind the wheel of a Toyota Prius that struck a 20-year-old Texas man on the on-ramp from Poinsettia Lane to southbound Interstate 5 at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday.
Following the fatal impact, the driver of the car drove off, CHP public-affairs Officer Hunter Gerber said.
The victim, whose name has not yet been made public, died at the scene. Dean was being held on $500,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
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