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Woman on scooter killed in Garden Grove hit-and-run

A patrol car is shown at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Garden Grove on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

April 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A woman riding a scooter was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Orange County Thursday night.

The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. Thursday on Chapman Avenue and Pioneer Drive in Garden Grove. The woman was hit by the driver of a blue SUV. She died at a hospital.

The SUV driver, Steven Newcomer, fled the scene, but he was arrested shortly after inside a gated community near the crash.

The driver had signs of intoxication. He was booked for felony hit-and-run, felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call investigators at (714) 741-5823.

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