A man who was allegedly behind the wheel of a pickup truck that struck and killed a 59-year-old woman and her year-old granddaughter last week in San Gabriel was charged Thursday with hit-and-run driving and vehicular manslaughter.

Dennis Anthony Perez, 48, of San Gabriel, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death to another person and two misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter, along with an allegation of fleeing the scene after vehicular manslaughter.

Meiyu Li was pushing a stroller carrying Paisley Chen in a crosswalk at the intersection of Del Mar Avenue and Live Oak Street when they were struck about 9:30 p.m. Friday by a silver pickup truck that sped away. Paramedics rushed the San Gabriel residents to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, but doctors were unable to save them.

Police said an anonymous tip led detectives to the suspect vehicle and ultimately to Perez. When officers located the vehicle, it matched one in a video submitted by a witness, according to investigators.

“Using information provided by the family, officers later arrested Perez after he was discharged from a local medical facility,” San Gabriel police spokesman Jonathan Fu said Tuesday.

Perez, who was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail, could face a maximum sentence of 11 years in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

He is due back in an Alhambra courtroom Dec. 4, when a date is scheduled to be set to determine if there is enough evidence to allow the case against him to proceed to trial.

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