FOX40 sister station KTLA reports Kristopher Ryan Smith, of Norwalk, surrendered to police just after 12 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was booked on a felony hit-and-run involving injury or death charge.
The crash happened on Sunset Boulevard near North La Brea Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. April 18, according to LAPD.
The victim, Andrew Mallard, 56, was crossing the street on Formosa Avenue when a silver sedan on Sunset Boulevard slammed into him and kept going, police said.
Mallard was imprisoned in Australia after being wrongfully convicted in the 1994 killing of a jewelry shop owner in Perth, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. He was later exonerated in 2006 and received $3.25 million from the Australian government, according to CNN.
Smith’s bail was set at $50,000, LAPD said.
No further information was available.