Arrest Made in Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Judge’s Son

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Los Angeles police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run collision that killed a 23-year-old Pacific Palisades film director whose father and grandfather are federal court judges.


David Pregerson, 23, was struck by a hit-and-run driver and later died of his injuries. (Credit: DMV)

LAPD Det. John Skaggs said a man was arrested Thursday evening in connection with the death of David Pregerson.

The suspect was in the process of being booked for vehicular manslaughter Thursday night. Skaggs said the man was expected to be arraigned at the Airport Courthouse on Monday. The detective did not release additional information.

Pregerson was hit by a vehicle at 3 a.m. Dec. 27, 2013, as he was walking on Chautauqua Boulevard north of Borgos Place. The driver fled southbound and did not stop to render aid, according to city officials. Pregerson was taken to a hospital and died from his injuries four days later.

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