Deadly Hit-and-Run near Walgreens Leads to Arrest of 62-Year-Old Man

SEASIDE, CA (January 18, 2023) – Police arrested William Hopkins following a fatal hit-and-run crash on Canyon Del Rey Boulevard.

Unfortunately, the female victim, believed to be a homeless person, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. However, her identity remains undisclosed to the public.

Initially, authorities detained 50-year-old Sara Mazzia after the incident occurred. After some time, 62-year-old William Hopkins eventually confessed to being the one driving the blue Audi and hitting the woman pushing a shopping cart.

In the end, authorities booked Hopkins in Monterey County Jail for felony hit-and-run causing death, violation of parole, and several other charges. His bail was set at $50,000.

No further details regarding the Canyon Del Rey Boulevard hit-and-run have been released to the public. Seaside Officials will provide more information once available.

The Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash 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 legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call them today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. For more accident news, click here.

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