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* Pitsburg Man Stanley Prior Turns Himself In After Fatal Hit And Run Of 82-Year-Old Pittsburg Resident Alicia Berlanga

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An 18-year-old Pittsburg man turned himself in to police early Sunday morning after he allegedly fatally struck his elderly neighbor with a car Saturday evening and then fled the scene, Pittsburg police Lt. Brian Addington said today.Police responded to the intersection of East Leland Road and Piedmont Way at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian, Addington said.The victim, 82-year-old Pittsburg resident Alicia Berlanga, was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where she died from her injuries.Officers combed the area and found the vehicle allegedly involved in the crash on Bliss Avenue near Freed Avenue, not far from where the crash happened.At about 3 a.m. Sunday, Stanley Prior turned himself in at the police station.According to Addington, Prior said the sun was in his eyes and he didn’t see Berlanga until the last second. After striking her, he allegedly had a lapse in judgment and drove away.He said he felt extremely remorseful and decided to turn himself in, Addington said.He and Berlanga were neighbors and knew each other. The crash happened less than a mile from their homes.Pryor was booked into Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. He has since posted bail.

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