A 65-year-old Santa Clarita resident was taken into custody at her home late Monday night after she allegedly fatally struck a man with her car earlier that morning before fleeing the scene, police said.
Susan Hensley of Canyon Country was taken into custody around 11:45 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Bill Bustos. Unspecified leads pointed authorities to Hensley’s Canyon Country home, he said.
The coroner has not yet released the identity of the victim, pending notification of his relatives. He has been identified only as a male in his 50s.
The crash occurred about in the 15700 block of Foothill Boulevard about 7 a.m. Monday.
The victim had gotten out of his older-model blue Ford pickup truck due to mechanical problems and began walking south along Foothill, police said. A car, believed to be a white Chevrolet Cruze, struck the man and then fled.
The victim had on shorts and a colorful pink hat, a witness said.
Bustos said Monday the car was believed to have damage on the right side and windshield. Hensley’s car was taken into evidence, he said Tuesday.
She was being held on $50,000 bail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
A man who said he was the victim’s nephew left flowers at the scene of the crash, which local residents said was the site of frequent speeding.
KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.