22-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run near Mugu Rock

VENTURA, CA (January 27, 2023) – Wednesday night, Alena Pascuali was killed and Keith McDowell Satyananda was arrested after a hit-and-run.

The incident occurred around 10:10 p.m., on Pacific Coast Highway just north of Mugu Rock.

According to reports, the driver of a 2021 Mazda SUV struck two people standing next to a parked 2022 Mazda.

Upon impact, the Mazda driver fled the scene without contacting authorities or rendering aid to the injured victims.

Upon arrival, units from the California Highway Patrol located a woman suffering from life-threatening injuries on the northbound shoulder of the highway. Due to the extent of her condition, medics pronounced 22-year-old Pascuali, of Riverside dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, paramedics transported the 30-year-old man from San Gabriel to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of significant injuries.

Eventually, authorities managed to arrest 46-year-old Keith McDowell Satyananda on Friday with several charges, including DUI. His bail was set at $100,000 during the hearing, where he pleaded not guilty and denied all allegations.

Police are asking anyone with information about the Pacific Coast Highway hit-and-run to contact the CHP Ventura-area office at 805-662-2640.

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 Alena Pascuali.

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