Crime

Man sought in 2009 fatal hit-run captured in Fresno area

Pedro Sanchez Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez Sanchez Delano Police Department

A man sought since 2009 in a fatal hit-and-run collision in Delano is in custody after being arrested in Fresno, Delano police reported.

He was identified as Pedro Sanchez Sanchez.

Police say Sanchez Sanchez was driving in the 700 block of Fremont Street when he struck pedestrian Brenda Wyatt, who died of her injuries after she was pinned under the vehicle. Police say Sanchez ran from the car and was a fugitive until February of 2019, when the department learned that Sanchez Sanchez was in the Fresno area.

U.S. Marshals arrested Sanchez and he was to be returned to the Kern County Jail.

A native of Colorado, Jim Guy studied political science, Latin American politics and Spanish literature at Fresno State University, and advanced Spanish grammar in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
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