Suspected drunken driver arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - A suspected drunken driver was arrested following a fatal hit-and-run crash in San Marcos early Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

The crash occurred at about 1:20 a.m. near Las Flores Drive and South Santa Fe Avenue, according to Deputy Tammy Bennetts. A motorcyclist traveling on Las Flores Drive was struck by a Toyota 4Runner SUV that was going west on South Santa Fe Avenue.

San Marcos paramedics pronounced the rider, a 30-year-old man, dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota 4Runner drove away to the west, Bennetts said. Deputies located him about a quarter of a mile away, at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and Bosstick Boulevard.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges including hit-and-run, gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving, Bennetts said.

No names were immediately released.

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