Concord police arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of driving a pickup truck that struck and killed a woman in Concord late Sunday night. Tyler Neal Larson of Antioch was arrested on Monday through information from the California Highway Patrol that led investigators to the vehicle believed to be involved in the fatal hit-and-run collision, Officer Ken Carlson said.
Larson was driving a black 1997 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling east on Willow Pass Road near Fifth Street around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Carlson said. For unknown reasons the Silverado left the roadway, struck a pedestrian walking west on the sidewalk and fled the scene, he said. Arriving officers found the pedestrian deceased on the roadway, according to Carlson.
The pedestrian was identified as 46-year-old Yolanda Tiscareno of Concord, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office. On Monday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol contacted Concord police about an incident on eastbound state Highway 4 that happened earlier that day shortly after midnight, Carlson said.
Investigators were given a description of a possible suspect vehicle in addition to the owner’s information and went to Larson’s Antioch home where they located the Silverado, according to Carlson. Investigators examined the vehicle and determined that the pickup truck was involved in the collision, he said. Larson was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and booked into county jail in Martinez. His pickup truck was seized as evidence.
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