Fatal Traffic Collision (Vehicle vs. Pedestrian / Hit & Run) – UPDATE

Date:

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Rafael Lopez

File # JV232630169

Update:

On September 22, 2023, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station served a search warrant in the 2800 block of Armstrong Road, Jurupa Valley. During the service of the search warrant, the vehicle was located and impounded. The search warrant also lead to information regarding the identity driver of the vehicle at the time of the collision.

On September 23, 2023, the suspect, Jose Manuel Aguilar-Acosta, a 23-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley turned himself into deputies at the Jurupa Valley Station and was arrested. Aguilar-Acosta was accompanied by Erika Guevara, a 24-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley who was also arrested. Aguilar-Acosta was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on one count of gross vehicular manslaughter and one count of fleeing the scene of a traffic collision involving death. Guevara was also booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on one count of being an accessory after the fact.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Robert Packer at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 776-1099. 

Details:

On September 20, 2023, at 3:28 p.m., deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the 5000 block of Mission Boulevard in the city of Jurupa Valley regarding a major traffic collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian. Deputies arrived and located the victim in the roadway. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deputies learned the suspect fled the area in a white 2012 Toyota Corolla, which sustained significant damage to the front passenger side hood, the fender, and the windshield. Deputies conducted an extensive search for the suspect and the vehicle but could not locate it.

The Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. There is no suspect in custody, and it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision. The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Jamie Pruitt of Jurupa Valley.

This is an ongoing investigation, and Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the white 2012 Toyota and identifying the suspect driver. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Robert Packer at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 776-1099. 

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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