INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman struck by a pickup truck just after she placed a child into a car.

Inglewood police say Jesus Cazares, 38, turned himself in Sunday following widespread news coverage of the fatal collision.

Cazares was booked for investigation of a hit and run and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Police say 47-year-old Elisa Alvarez, of Santa Monica, was loading a child into a parked car Saturday night after attending a family birthday party when she was hit by a passing pickup truck. The truck fled the area.

Alvarez was thrown about 30 feet by the impact. She was taken to a hospital where she died.

No one else was injured.

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