Norwalk man charged in fatal hit-and-run

DOWNEY – A 19-year-old Norwalk man was arrested for fleeing a fatal vehicle collision in Downey on Sept. 6, police said. 

Authorities say Jose Esparza was driving the vehicle that collided into another car at Bellflower Boulevard and Imperial Highway at about 10:59 p.m. 

Esparza allegedly fled the scene but was arrested later by investigators. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and hit-and-run.

CrimeEric Pierce