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Driver Arrested After Man, Dog Killed in Hit-and-Run

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol | updated logo 8:30 a.m. |

Alvino Corona
Alvino Corona

A 56-year-old man and a dog were killed in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday night at the north end of the city, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

The driver and his passenger fled the scene on foot, but returned more than an hour later, and he was arrested, police said.

The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. on North Blosser Road, about a quarter mile north of Rancho Verde, said Lt. Norm Come.

A 1990 Honda CRX with two occupants was southbound on Blosser at a high rate of speed when it struck the pedestrian and the dog, who were on the southbound side of the roadway, Come said.

Both were dead at the scene, he said.

There are no sidewalks in that area, and it was not clear if the victims were in the roadway or on the side, Come said.

The vehicle was abandoned at the scene, and the occupants fled on foot, Come said.

The driver was identified as Alvino Corona, 19, of Santa Maria. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of felony hit and run.

His passenger, his wife, was identified as Veronica Corona,18, of Santa Maria. She was not arrested.

The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, and the incident remained under investigation, Come said.

The dog was a large breed, Come said, but he did not know what kind.

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» on 02.06.13 @ 12:30 PM

Editor:  Can you look into the number of hit-n-runs that we’re seeing in both the North County and South Coast?  Its seems that they are growing in numbers with more and more folks choosing to run, rather than report or remain.  It’d be very interesting to see the stats and how they correlate to the number of illegal immigrants in each community.

» on 02.06.13 @ 12:53 PM

It all started with Heather Hulsey, the drunkard pot-smoking Montecito white girl who killed Dr. Schlensky and ran about 5 years ago.  She gets herself knocked up in prison and gets off almost scott-free.  She wasn’t illegal, just a spoiled rich girl and a family to match.

» on 02.06.13 @ 01:17 PM

I have noticed the same trend. It is very disturbing.

» on 02.06.13 @ 01:24 PM

Another un licensed no insurance breeder here to break the laws and rape the tax payer.

» on 02.06.13 @ 02:15 PM

I doubt Corona and his wife are DreamAct material….
Probably….just breeders, and food stamp and section 8 types.

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