HEMET: Man suspected of killing pedestrian arrested

HEMET  – A man suspected of running over and killing a pedestrian on a Hemet street was arrested today.
Montez Landing, 42, of Valle Vista allegedly killed 66-year-old Daniel Silva on Tuesday near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Mayflower Street.
Landing was booked into the Hemet Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in death, but posted bond and was released a short time later.
According to Hemet police Sgt. Dan Reinboldt, the suspect’s neighbors learned about the fatality from media reports and noticed that Landing had partially covered his white SUV, which matched descriptions of the one involved in Silva’s death.
Hemet police investigators visited the location and determined that it was the same vehicle, culminating in Landing being questioned and ultimately arrested, Reinboldt said.
Landing voluntarily provided a “thorough statement” regarding what allegedly transpired, Reinboldt said.
The SUV was impounded.
The hit-and-run occurred about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday as Silva was crossing Florida Avenue. He was struck by an SUV, whose driver did not stop, leaving the victim unconscious in the roadway. He died a short time later at an inland trauma center.

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