Not guilty plea from man accused in hit-and-run death of 81-year-old pedestrian in National City
CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A motorist accused of fatally striking an 81-year-old pedestrian in National City and fleeing the scene pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony hit-and-run causing death and a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.
Alejandro Hernandez Lomas, 44, of San Diego, appeared in court with a patch over one eye and was using an oxygen tank.
South Bay Judge Katherine Bacal ordered Lomas held on $100,000 bail.
The defendant surrendered to authorities about noon Sunday, roughly 17-and-a-half hours after the accident that took the life of Elena Huerta of National City, according to National City police.