UPDATED: Woman fatally struck by car in Whittier, driver accused of DUI

WHITTIER — A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night.
The fatal collision on Mar Vista Street and La Sierra Avenue was reported to Whittier police at 8:39 p.m.
Whittier Police Officer Bradley White said a car heading eastbound on Mar Vista Street hit a woman walking in the roadway.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Lt. Steve Dean said. He said the driver of the Toyota Corolla stayed.
Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, described the pedestrian as a white woman in her 40s, possibly a transient. He didn’t release the woman’s name because her next of kin hasn’t been notified. The autopsy is pending.
The driver, 41-year-old Genaro Gonzalez of Hacienda Heights, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, according to White.
Gonzalez was being held at Whittier jail in lieu of $110,000 bail.

– Brian Day and Ruby Gonzales

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