Arrest in hit-run that killed man changing flat

Posted at 11:13 AM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 22:16:19-05

A Solana Beach man is in custody on suspicion of fleeing on foot after his car hit and killed a young man who was changing a tire alongside a South Bay freeway.

A southbound Dodge Stratus struck 21-year-old Raymart Agsalon Martos of Imperial Beach in a center median on Interstate 5 near Mile of Cars Way in National City about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, then crashed into a divider wall, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Martos died at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, later identified as 29-year-old Christopher Ramirez Reyes, allegedly abandoned his car and ran off, CHP public affairs Officer Tony Contreras said.

Investigators tracked down Reyes and arrested him the following evening on suspicion of hit-and-run causing injury or death.

He was being held at San Diego Central Jail on $50,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.