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Driver arrested following hit-and-run crash that killed 1 in Merced County – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-10-25 15:54:06 –

Merced County, CA (KFSN)-A man in Atwater was beaten to death by a driver while trying to cross Highway 99 in Merced County.

It occurred on Monday at about 2 am on Highway 99 to the north, north of Atwater Boulevard.

The California Highway Patrol says he thought a 24-year-old driver had hit an object on the road. The driver noticed that he had hit a man on the highway and called 911.

Investigators say the 52-year-old victim had already been attacked by another driver. He was declared dead on the scene.

Officers have found a broken license plate registered with the 2018 Toyota Camry in Livingston. Hours later, CHP police arrested the owner, 21-year-old Raul Jaime.

Authorities say they are still working to identify the cause of the crash and look for more evidence. They do not believe that alcohol was a factor.

Jaime was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run.

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