According to Sacramento Police Department spokesman Sgt. Vance Chandler, Kevin Lee Schanz was arrested on Thursday regarding a hit-and-run that led to the death of a woman in Hollywood Park.
Schanz, 63, of Sacramento, was booked on charges of a felony hit-and-run causing death, DUI, vehicular manslaughter and violation of parole, Chandler said.
The victim was identified as Peggy Reeder, 57, by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.
Sacramento police responded to an 8 a.m. call concerning a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at 4600 Staggs Way, a residential street in Hollywood Park.
According to the police log, the driver at first walked away from his vehicle but was held by officers on scene.
Emergency personnel tried lifesaving measures but Reeder died at the scene, said Officer Eddie Macaulay, a police representative.
It was the second pedestrian death in the Hollywood Park area this year. In January, a 71-year-old woman was killed while crossing Freeport Boulevard about a half-mile south of where Thursday’s accident happened.
The Sacramento Police Department will carry out a sobriety checkpoint on Freeport Boulevard near 35th Avenue beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The checkpoint will operate for five to seven hours, the police press release said.