Garden Grove

Pedestrian dead in hit-and-run

A PEDEDTRIAN was killed in a hit-and-run accident Friday in Garden Grove (Shutterstock).

A 26-year-old Stanton man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run accident that took place Thursday afternoon in Garden Grove.

According to Sgt. Royce Wimmer of the GGPD, the incident – involving an automobile and a pedestrian – took place in the 9500 block of Lampson Avenue near Gilbert Street around noon.

Arriving officers found a man in the roadway with “life-threatening” injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where the man – identified as a 77-year-old Garden Grove resident – was pronounced dead.

The suspect fled in his vehicle – a black Subaru Impreza – but was located in Stanton a short time later. George Wahba was booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana for felony hit-and-run.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Investigator Dan Mihalik at (714) 741-5925.

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