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Man Arrested For Fatal Hit And Run Crash In Santa Barbara

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 12:41am

A 78 year old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run accident in Santa Barbara earlier this month.

CHP investigators say they took Lau Van Huynh of Murrieta into custody Saturday for the January 15th incident on the 101 Freeway, in downtown Santa Barbara.

Witnesses told the CHP they saw Simon Chavez of Santa Barbara on the freeway at around 1 a.m. January 15th. They called 911, but by the time officers reached the scene the 22 year old man had been struck, and killed by a vehicle which fled the scene.

It’s unclear as to why the victim was on the freeway.

Investigators say they’ve located the vehicle they believe was involved in the crash, and that additional arrests are possible.

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