Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Fullerton; suspect arrested for DUI

A man was found dead Thursday morning on a Fullerton street, and authorities later arrested a driver accused of the hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

Officers received a call regarding a person down around 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue east of Harbor Boulevard. 

They found the man lying dead in the number 3 eastbound lane of Orangethrope Avenue with significant injuries, Fullerton Police said.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the man's "significant" injuries led officers to believe he had been struck by a vehicle.

Eastbound Orangethorpe Avenue was shut down between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue for the investigation, Fullerton police Corporal Billy Phu said.

Around 4:15 a.m., officers located a white Ford sedan with major collision damage in the area of the crime scene.

Officers identified the alleged driver of the vehicle as 24-year-old Katya Gladys Garcia-Ayala, of Tustin. Following a DUI test, she was subsequently arrested for felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

The victim's identity was not immediately released.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Fullerton Police Investigator H. Barclay at 714-738-6815.