Former SDG&E worker pleads guilty in fatal hit-run

SAN DIEGO - A San Diego Gas & Electric worker has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in El Cajon in January.

Hector Hoyt pleaded guilty in San Diego County Superior Court Wednesday to one felony count of hit-and-run -- leaving the scene of an accident where a fatality or injury was involved.

On Jan. 6, 2014, Hoyt struck 55-year-old Robert Fisher, a transient, in the 100 block of Jamacha Road with a utility truck. After being struck and knocked to the roadway while crossing the street mid-block, Fisher was hit by another vehicle. That driver stopped.

Detectives determined that Fisher initially was hit by a white utility truck with a logo on it and a crane with a lift bucket in the cargo bed. They tracked down the vehicle the following day at Hoyt's home in the 1100 block of Cloverleaf Drive in El Cajon home and impounded it.

At the time of the crash, Hoyt was off duty, and the utility vehicle was out of service.

Hoyt was arrested Jan. 22. He no longer works at SDG&E.

He will be sentenced Nov. 17. He faces a maximum of four years in prison.

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