Driver Arrested after Hitting Elderly Pedestrian in Diamond Springs

DIAMOND SPRINGS — A suspect involved in a deadly hit-and-run Wednesday was arrested in Diamond Springs.

Law enforcement officials were called to Missouri Flat Road at Halyard Lane around 6:30 a.m. after a pedestrian was hit by a car. The CHP reports the vehicle that hit the man drove away.

After the crash, the pedestrian died and was identified by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office as 87-year-old Gottfried George Brunner. Brunner was near his home when he was hit.

Ricardo Rosas, 45

Later Wednesday, two deputies spotted the 2012 silver Dodge Caravan involved in the crash at a Diamond Springs gas station, according to the CHP.

The driver, 45-year-old Ricardo Rosas, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Rosas has been booked at the El Dorado County Jail but his name has not been released.

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