RAMONA (KGTV)--A 44-year-old man is behind bars on charges of driving under the influence causing death following a crash in Ramona Sunday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 31-year-old woman was struck and killed by Andrew Milonis, a suspected hit-and-run driver who was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, California Highway Patrol said.
The woman was driving a 2016 Dodge Dart eastbound on San Vicente Road just west of Arena Drive at about 6:46 p.m. when her vehicle was hit from behind by a 2011 GMC Yukon driven by Milonis, CHP said.
The victim's car was pushed into the center divider where it struck a tree and she died at the scene, officials said.
Milonis fled the scene and called a Lyft to take him to a nearby business.
Kyle Gammon was the Lyft driver who was called by Milonis sometime after the accident.
"He needed to catch a ride into town, no problem," Gammon told 10News. "He was clearly intoxicated. There was an SUV in the parking lot; had some damage to it."
As they drove, Gammon saw an accident, not realizing that Milonis had fled from that scene.
"We approached the scene of the accident and I said, 'Hey, man, did you crash your car over there? Like what's
that all about?'" Gammon said. "He said, 'No, don't worry about that.'"
Gammon added that Milonis was "clearly agitated" and in a "distraught state of mind."
"When we got to the Turkey, I dropped him off and my phone rang," Gammon said. "It was the Sheriff, they said that (Milonis) just killed somebody."
Milonis, a Ramona resident, was booked into jail on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, and two counts of driving under the influence causing death. He is being held on $1 million bail, pending arraignment.
Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy