Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver near Sultana Avenue

FONTANA, CA (August 9, 2022) – Wednesday, Coreyraye Smith was arrested after fleeing the scene of a fatal hit-and-run on Foothill Boulevard.

Officers responded to the area around 5:35 a.m., just west of Sultana Avenue.

Following preliminary investigations, crews say Smith was driving a white pickup-truck when he hit a pedestrian walking east in the left turn lane of Foothill Boulevard.

Upon impact, Smith immediately fled the scene without rendering aid to the severely injured victim. First responders arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

At this time, authorities have not released the identity of the deceased victim.

However, officers located the suspect’s vehicle which led them to an address in Rialto. Coreyraye Smith was then arrested for a felony hit-and-run.

The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Losing someone in a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let their team help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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