Hit And Run Suspect Arrested
updated: Jan 26, 2013, 3:54 PM
Investigating Officer: R. Grindy, #18728
A Murrieta man was arrested in connections with a fatal, hit and run traffic
collision, which occurred on January 15, 2013, at approximately 0108 hours. The
fatal collision occurred on US-101 southbound near Ortega Street and claimed the
life of a Santa Barbara resident, later identified as Mr. Simon Chavez. CHP
Officers arrived on scene and discovered Mr. Chavez had succumbed to injuries
prior to their arrival. The driver of the vehicle which struck Mr. Chavez
immediately fled the scene. During the on-scene investigation, officers located
items of evidentiary value, which included assorted vehicle parts and debris.
Though combined CHP investigative measures, which included officers assigned to
the Border Division Investigative Services Unit (ISU) and the Temecula CHP Area,
the 2011 Hyundai Tucson involved in the collision was located.
On January 24, 2013, investigators served a search warrant at an address in
Murrieta,California. Investigators located the white in color 2011 Hyundai
Tucson at the
On January 26, 2013, investigators with the California Highway Patrol Santa
Barbara Area made an arrest in this investigation. Mr. Lau Van Huynh, DOB
01/01/1935, of Murrieta, CA was arrested for Felony Hit and Run; a violation of
California Vehicle Code section 20001/Hit and Run with fatal injuries. Mr. Huynh
was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and his being held on
At this time, it has not been determined if alcohol or drugs may have been a
factor in this collision. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests
The California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara Area will release more information
early next week. All media inquiries should go through normal channels. A press
conference will be scheduled for early next week.
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|| A man has been arrested for the fatal hit and run of a pedestrian on January 15th.
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