Police Arrest Driver, Brother In Fatal Pittsburg Hit-And-Run

PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Two Bay Point brothers have been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 50-year-old woman walking in Pittsburg on Sunday evening, a police captain said Wednesday.

Investigators located the man suspected of being the driver at the time of the deadly crash, 29-year-old Jorge Luis Perez, and arrested him late Tuesday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing death, Pittsburg police Capt. Ron Raman said.

He was taken to county jail in Martinez, where he is being held on $50,000 bail.

The arrest stemmed from the fatal collision reported shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday on Willow Pass Road near Mountain View Avenue, Raman said.

Officers arrived and found the woman, identified as Bay Point resident Michelle Braz, who was struck while she pushed a shopping cart on the sidewalk, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect vehicle, a silver Chevrolet truck, also hit a pole and fled from the scene of the crash before officers arrived, according to police.

On Wednesday, police arrested Perez’s brother, 23-year-old Raul Muñoz, for his alleged efforts to hide the truck, which was located in the Bakersfield area, Raman said.

Police said information from numerous witnesses as well as surveillance footage from the area led investigators to the suspects.

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