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ALHAMBRA A Pasadena man is accused of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run for allegedly fatally striking a woman with his SUV and fleeing the scene, police said Wednesday.
Erick Ulises Reyes-Melo, 28, of Pasadena was arrested hours after the collision, which took place about 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday at Main Street and Meridian Avenue, according to Alhambra police officials and Los Angeles County booking records.
The pedestrian struck by the SUV, identified as 50-year-old Maria Salazar of Inglewood, succumbed to her injuries Wednesday morning at Huntington Hospital, Alhambra police Sgt. Steven Carr said in a written statement.
Officers responded to reports of the collision and found Salazar “severely injured” at the scene, Carr said.
“The striking vehicle, described by witnesses as a dark-colored SUV, had fled the scene,” the sergeant said.
Within hours, investigators identified the involved SUV and the driver.
“Officers located the vehicle Reyes-Melo was driving, a black Nissan SUV, at his home and impounded it,” Carr said. “Reyes-Melo was initially held on a felony hit and run charge.”
Following the death of the victim, Reyes-Melo is now also expected to face a manslaughter charge, officials said.
The investigation indicated Reyes-Melo’s SUV struck Salazar as he was making a left turn from northbound Meridian Avenue to westbound Main Street, according to car. Salazar was walking north across Main Avenue in a marked crosswalk.
Intoxicated driving was not initially suspected, he said.

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INDUSTRY A man died and four other people were hurt in a six-vehicle pile-up on the 605 Freeway in Industry early Sunday, authorities said.
The deadly chain reaction crash took place about 2 a.m. on the southbound 605 Freeway, just north of Rose Hills Road, according to California Highway Patrol logs.
The man who died was standing along the roadway, not inside a vehicle, when he was struck, Officer C. Izydorek of the CHP’s Santa Fe Springs area office said in a written statement.
The circumstances of the collision remained under investigation and few details were available.
CHP logs show officials first received a report of a disabled vehicle in the carpool lane at 1:58 a.m. It had possibly struck the center divider.
Three minutes later, witnesses reported at least one additional car had smashed into the stopped vehicle.
CHP officers arrived to find four cars and two SUVs had become involved in the wreck, according to Izydorek.
“During the sequence of events, it is believed at least one of the vehicles struck the pedestrian, resulting in a fatality,” the officer said.
Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. His identity was not available Sunday pending positive identification and notification of family, coroner’s officials said.
It was not clear whether he had exited the original disabled vehicle, but the Driver of 2008 Nissan Versa involved in the pile-up was unaccounted for.
A 21-year-old Seal Beach man driving a 1970 Datson 240Z in the crash suffered major injuries, Izydorek said. His passenger, a Long Beach woman, suffered injuries described as moderate.
A man and woman who were in a 1998 Toyota Camry suffered minor injuries, officials said.
A couple riding in a 2014 Chevrolet Suburban, a couple in a 2015 Dodge Durango and a man driving a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro were unhurt, according to the CHP.
Currently, the California Highway Patrol is looking for any witnesses who may have witnessed this traffic collision,” Izydorek said. The CHP’s Santa Fe Springs area office can be reached at 562-868-0503.
Officials shut down all southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway for about seven hours following the collision, diverting traffic onto the 60 Freeway.

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SIERRA MADRE Officials discovered a body Saturday while searching for a Sierra Madre man who vanished while out for a walk nearly a week ago, though it was yet to be determined whether the remains were that of the missing man, authorities said.
Carl Foote, 58, was last seen by his wife about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday walking in the area of Highland and Merrill avenues, Sierra Madre police said in a written statement. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since, and failed to report to work on Monday morning.
Foote’s personal items, including his cellphone, wallet, bicycles and vehicles, were all left behind at his home in Sierra Madre, police said.
Police searched the city, aided by local churches and community groups, and enlisted help from search and rescue teams from throughout Los Angeles County to scour the forest north of Sierra Madre, officials said. The wilderness search continued Saturday.
“Mr. Foote is a lifelong resident of Sierra Madre and is an avid walker, hiker and cyclist, and is extremely familiar with the trails in Sierra Madre and the surrounding vicinity,” according to the police statement. “It is unknown if Mr. Foote went hiking on the local trails.”
More than 40 searchers, assisted by dogs, continued the operation Saturday afternoon when they discovered a body in the forest area north of Sierra Madre, officials said.
They discovered a man’s body about 4 p.m. near Mt. Wilson Trail, in the wilderness north of Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Frank Ruiz said.
The identity of the body was yet to determined and it was unclear how he died, he said.
There were no initial signs of foul play involved in Foote’s disappearance, police said.
Foote is described as very tall and thin, standing 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighting about 200 pounds.
He was believed to be wearing a white T-shirt, khaki shorts, and tennis shoes with white socks.
Anyone with information can reach Sierra Madre police at 626-355-1414.

PHOTOS: [ABOVE] – Carl Foote of Sierra Madre went missing on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Courtesy, Sierra Madre Police Department) [BELOW] – Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Montrose Search and Rescue Team join in the search for Carl Foote of Sierra Madre, who vanished on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Courtesy, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

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PASADENA Two security guards fought with, disarmed and ultimately subdued a knife wielding man who became violent after be asked to leave the Pasadena Public Library at closing time on Friday, police said.
One of the security guards suffered a cut to his hand, and the other sustained bumps and bruises, but no one was seriously injured in the incident, which unfolded about 6 p.m. at the library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe said.
The incident began when a security guard asked Aristotle Williams Edwards, 18, of Pasadena to leave the library because it was closing, but he refused, the lieutenant said.
“The security guards attempted to escort the suspect out, at which time the suspect displayed a weapon, a knife, and threatened the security guard,” Grisafe said.
The two men became involved in a fight, and a second security guard rushed to help.
Grisafe said the security guards managed to wrestle the knife away from Edwards and hold him until police arrived. Edwards was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
One of the security guards, a man in his 30s, suffered a cut to his hand, police said. The other guard, a man in his 50s, suffered bruises and abrasions.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Edwards was being held on $76,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

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IRWINDALE A Baldwin Park man accused of seriously injuring a 70-year-old woman in a hit-and-run crash while driving a stolen car in Irwindale, then trying to carjack a passing motorist, faces numerous criminal charges, police said Saturday.
Mario Anthony Barillas, 37, was found and arrested by investigators on Tuesday on suspicion of hit-and-run involving injury, possession of a stolen car, attempted carjacking, reckless driving and violating his pre-existing probation stemming from a narcotics-related conviction, according to Irwindale police Sgt. Rudy Gatto. The initial crash took place about 3:10 p.m. on July 29 on Arrow Highway, just east of Bleecker Street.
Barillas was driving a stolen, 2010 Nissan Pathfinder SUV at high speed when the car slammed into a small 2004 Dodge pickup truck, Gatto said. The truck was struck on the passenger side as it made a left turn into a driveway from Arrow Highway.
The pickup truck was being driven by 70-year-old man, according to Gatto. His wife, also 70, was riding as a passenger as the couple headed to drop of recyclables at a nearby recycling center.
Firefighters had to free the woman from the wreckage, officials said. She was taken to an area hospital where she received emergency surgery to treat injuries described as “major, Irwindale police said in a written statement. Her husband suffered apparently minor injuries, Gatto added.
But the driver of Nissan, which was later determined to have been reported stolen, had fled the scene on foot.
“The suspect attempted to carjack another nearby vehicle as he was leaving the accident scene, however he was unsuccessful,” according to the police statement.
The driver of that car managed to speed away before being carjacked, Gatto said. Police had yet to find the victim of the failed carjacking on Heintz Street, but are hoping to speak with the driver.
Officers searched the area but did not find the hit-and-run driver.
Detectives continued their investigation in the days that followed, interviewing many witnesses and collecting footage from area video surveillance cameras, Gatto said. They ultimately identified Barillas as the suspect, obtained an arrest warrant and took him into custody in Covina on Tuesday.
Barillas was being held in lieu of $1.01 million bail at the Glendora Police Department’s jail pending his next court appearance, scheduled Aug. 24 in the West Covina branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court, booking records show.

PHOTO: Mario Anthony Barillas, 37, of Baldwin Park. (Courtesy, Irwindale Police Department)

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