Police Identify Victim Pedro Vergara in Garden Grove DUI Hit-and-Run, Mario Hernandez-Lopez Detained
GARDEN GROVE, CA (May 11, 2021) – Police located and arrested the suspect of a DUI hit-and-run that killed Pedro Vergara late Saturday evening in Garden Grove.
Mario Miguel Hernandez-Lopez of Garden Grove is now held on $100,000 bail, according to jail records.
The accident happened around 10:54 p.m. on May 8 at Woodbury Road and Libby Lane. A white Nissan Titan pickup truck – driven by Hernandez-Lopez – sped eastbound on Woodbury Road as it approached Libby Lane. However, it slammed into the rear of a Toyota Camry – driven by 27-year-old Vergara – which was stopped at the intersection.
The impact pushed the Camry through the intersection, where it struck two parked vehicles. After that, it came to a stop in the middle of a residential street. The driver of the Titan continued through, striking a retaining wall on the north side of the street.
Vergara suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office.
A female front seat passenger in the Camry sustained minor injuries.
Hernandez-Lopez fled the scene. However, police later apprehended him. Police arrested him on felony DUI and hit-and-run.
Garden Grove police traffic investigators urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at 714-741-5823.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Pedro Vergara.
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