Man drunkenly crashes into taco truck killing one, the fled the area with beer in hand, police say

man runs into taco truck gets out with beer in hand and flees scene
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Oct. 21 2021, Published 11:21 a.m. ET

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A California man crashed into a taco truck, killing one, and then fled the area with a beer in hand, police said.

Now, the suspect has been charged with murder for the incident.

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Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, police said they arrived at the scene of a van that collided with a taco truck in Fresno, California.

Officials said the driver was holding a beer can when he got out of the van and ran away before officers arrived.

However, police said they arrested the suspect, 45-year-old Rolando Enrique Alvarenga-Aguilar, at a home shortly afterward. He was drunk at the time of the crash, authorities claimed.

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Investigators said a 60-year-old man was hit in the crash and taken to a local hospital, where he was listed as “critical but stable,” Your Central Valley reported. The victim died on Oct. 18.

After the victims death, police said Alvarenga-Aguilar was charged with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol concentration in excess of .08 causing great bodily injury, hit-and-run following an injury collision and several other charges.

In addition, he is facing charges for another case from 2019, officials said.

Alvarenga-Aguilar was booked into jail and his bail was set at $1.6 million, police said.


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