Elderly woman fatally struck by car while crossing street, elderly man suspected of vehicular manslaughter

AZUSA — An elderly Azusa woman had died late Thursday after being struck by a car being driven by a drunken elderly man, police said.
Cirila Guzman, 76, was pronounced dead at Los Angeles County-USC Medial Center shortly after the 6:10 p.m. collision at Foothill Boulevard and Dalton Avenue, Azusa police Sgt. John Madaloni said.
The driver, 74-year-old Luis Sanchez, was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, as well as drunken driving causing injury, police said.
Police responded to reports that a car had struck a pedestrian, Sgt. Xavier Torres said.
“Upon arrival, officers found that an elderly female pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle, and sustained major head trauma and other significant injuries,” he said.
The was flown to the hospital by helicopter, where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later, officials said.
According to county booking records, Sanchez was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending his arraignment Monday in Covina Superior Court.
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