Alfredo Rodriguez Arrested, Woman Dead, Seven Injured after Two Collisions
LITTLEROCK, CA (January 27, 2020) -Officials arrested suspected DUI driver Alfredo Rodriguez, 62, of Palmdale, after a hit-and-run crash.
According to officials, a 65-year-old woman was walking a friend’s dog westbound in the 7600 block of Pearblossom Highway at around 8 p.m. Thursday, January 23. Simultaneously, Rodriguez drove westbound and steered his vehicle to the right. After that, the vehicle went into the shoulder of the road where he struck the victim.
The woman suffered fatal injuries and died as a result of the crash, CHP said. The suspect, Rodriguez, fled the scene. After that, he became involved in another crash in Palmdale on Avenue S at 25th Street East.
Seven people sustained injuries in the second crash. As a result, paramedics rushed two to a hospital in critical condition. Four, including Rodriguez, were brought to a hospital with minor injuries. However, one victim received treatment at the scene for minor injuries, officials said.
Officials arrested Rodriguez on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Any person who saw either crash can contact Officer Rockafellow at the CHP’s Antelope Valley Area office at 661-948-8541.
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