Couple Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Aspiring Filmmaker

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A Los Angeles couple was charged Thursday in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old man in Pacific Palisades.


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

Marguerite Dao Vuong was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and Michael Vuong was charged with one count of accessory to a hit-and-run causing death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

David Pregerson was struck while walking along Chautauqua Boulevard north of Borgos Place (map) on Dec. 27.

The vehicle the hit Pregerson was allegedly being driven by Marguerite Vuong who never stopped to offer aid, the release stated.

Pregerson was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he died on Dec. 31.

The recent UCLA graduate was an aspiring filmmaker, whose father and grandfather are federal court judges.

The Vuongs were scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

If convicted as charged, Marguerite Vuong faced four years in state prison while her husband faced up to three years in county jail.