Police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after a pickup truck struck and killed a 17-year-old pedestrian on Monday night.
Barstow police said they arrested Lloyd Anthony Fish after responding to the 2600 block of West Main Street at approximately 9:24 p.m.On Tuesday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner spokeswoman Sandy Fatland identified the pedestrian as Kyle Michael Davis.
After collecting evidence from the scene and taking a statement, police believe Fish, 53, may have been driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance, Lt. Mike Hunter said. A preliminary test conducted at the Police Department indicated Fish had a controlled substance in his system. Further testing was conducted to determine Fish’s alcohol content and the specific controlled substance that may have been involved, police said.
Fish told police he did not see Davis until moments before impact, police said. There were no skid marks located at the scene, according to police.
Fish waited at the scene for authorities to arrive, police said. Further investigation revealed Fish was driving westbound in the No. 2 lane of West Main Street when he struck Davis, who is believed to have been walking westbound in the No. 2 lane.
Police said Davis, who was possibly walking home from a friend’s house, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barstow Fire protection District. Davis was identified by family members who arrived at the scene after being notified by a friend, police said.
Court records show Fish, a convicted felon, has a lengthy rap sheet that includes 26 court cases, including 14 traffic violations since 2001 and various penal codes and health and safety code charges. Many of the charges filed against Fish have been dismissed, court records show.
Fish was booked at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Jail in Barstow on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, booking records show. He is scheduled to appear in a Victorville courtroom Thursday to answer to a felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charge, booking records show.
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