Police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a man who was hit while saving his wife from an approaching pickup truck last week near Sacramento.
William Hester, 73-year-old, of Citrus Heights, was hit about 9 a.m. Wednesday while he was walking with his companion to a Veterans Administration clinic in the McClellan Park area, near the Sacramento the California Highway Police said.
The couple was crossing a street when the truck came towards them without slowing down. William pushed his wife, Deborah, out from the truck’s path. Meanwhile, William was struck by the truck and got fatally injured.
On Sunday, the California Highway Police’s North Sacramento office declared the arrest of William Nathaniel Beasley, 70-years-old, of Antelope and his Toyota Tacoma, had been found in a warehouse in Rio Linda with damage to the truck’s right front chassis.
William Nathaniel Beasley faces crime hit-and-run and homicide charges. Beasley is being held on $75,000 bail and has a court hearing date on Tuesday.
The couple was crossing Palm Street at Arnold Avenue at the time of the accident. The 4-lane road, in the stretch of hotels and offices, has no crosswalk, and the crossing has no stop sign.