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Teenage driver sentenced for killing 75-year-old man in hit-and-run

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EL CAJON (CNS) - A young man who left the scene of a crash that killed a 75-year-old pedestrian in Spring Valley was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in custody and three years probation.

Andrew Wesam Thouzen, 19, pleaded guilty in June to a charge of felony hit-and-run causing death.

Authorities said Thouzen was behind the wheel of a northbound 2000 Mercedes-Benz sedan that hit James Martinez as he walked across Sweetwater Road near Tyler Street around 10 p.m. Feb. 7. The victim died at the scene.

A short time later, officers found Thouzen and the car believed to have struck Martinez at an apartment complex on nearby Troy Street and took him into custody, according to California Highway Patrol public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein.

El Cajon Superior Court Judge Daniel Lamborn ruled that Thouzen can satisfy his custody time through a work furlough program, according to Deputy District Attorney Kristi Gill. 

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