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Candy Cane Lane in Cathedral City. File photo: YouTube

A 45-year-old man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on Cathedral City’s “Candy Cane Lane,” police said Sunday.

Authorities allege the suspect struck a pedestrian at 7 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Minerva Road and Avenida La Vista.

During the holiday season, Minerva Road is known as “Candy Cane Lane” and attracts visitors due to the elaborately decorated homes.

Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect speeding off in a yellow Camaro following the crash, according to Cathedral City police Cmrd. Julio Luna.

Multiple tips and further evidence led police to the home of Avinder Singh Cheeman, 45, of Palm Springs Saturday night, where he was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run.

–City News Service

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