One Arrested, One Killed in Pedestrian Accident near South Coast Highway
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (August 23, 2022) – On Friday, Stanley Isaacs died after being struck by a vehicle driven by Sysillia Morrison Montes De Oca on Pearl Street.
The incident happened around 9:38 p.m. at the intersection of South Coast Highway and Pearl Street.
According to the reports, the 60-year-old man and his wife were crossing the intersection in a marked crosswalk.
Afterward, for unknown reasons, an 18-year-old driver of a light-colored Volkswagen sedan struck them.
Paramedics arrived and rushed 60-year-old Isaacs to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Meanwhile, the woman reportedly sustained minor injuries, and was released from the hospital a short time later.
Additionally, officials said the driver fled the scene but later surrendered herself to the police. Authorities later identified the hit-and-run driver as Montes De Oca from Costa Mesa.
She was booked for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and felony hit-and-run.
At this time, an active investigation is underway and Laguna Beach Police will release updates once available.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Stanley Isaacs. May you find strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead.
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