Elsinore motorist suspected of running over, killing man in hit-and-run

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LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) – A 65-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Lake Elsinore Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the suspect was subsequently apprehended by California Highway Patrol officers.
The victim, a Lake Elsinore resident whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was hit about 12:15 a.m. on Grand Avenue, just south of Turner Street, and died at the scene, according to the CHP.
Officer Mike Lassig alleged that 66-year-old Arturo Swadener of Lake Elsinore was at the wheel of the 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that ran into the pedestrian, who was on the northbound side of the four-lane corridor when he was struck.
Swadener allegedly failed to stop and drove about two miles north to his residence on Adelfa Street, near Akley Street, where parked in front of the property and went inside, Lassig said.
He said officers obtained evidence that pointed to Swadener, and they went to his home a few hours later, taking him into custody without incident. The suspect allegedly confessed to hitting the victim, according to Lassig.
Swadener was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Bail information was not immediately available.