Police Wednesday reported the death of one of two pedestrians injured in a hit-and-run crash in Long Beach two weeks ago, for which an alleged repeat DUI offender is in custody and facing criminal charges.
Police said they were notified Tuesday that Bryan Bogan, 61, of Long Beach, died Saturday at a hospital.
A 71-year-old Torrance man was also hospitalized with injuries suffered in the hit-and-run, but his name was not released and a condition update was unavailable.
Charlette Colton, 50, of Lakewood was arrested shortly after the crash, which occurred about 12:40 p.m. March 24 on Del Amo Boulevard west of Locust Avenue. She remains in custody in lieu of $160,000 bail.
According to police, the victims were in the number three lane of westbound Del Amo Boulevard, standing between a 1996 Honda Accord and a 1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 while removing towing equipment, when a 2000 Dodge Caravan traveling westbound on Del Amo struck the back of the Accord.
“The Accord was pushed forward, causing it to sideswipe a nearby parked vehicle, before continuing forward and colliding with the two pedestrians and the E320,” according to a police statement. “The driver of the Dodge Caravan stepped out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot after the collision. She was taken into custody at a nearby location.”
Colton was charged March 26 with one felony count each of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense, driving with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense, and hit-and-run driving resulting in serious injury to another person.
The charges include allegations that Colton was convicted of DUI in 2012, that her blood-alcohol concentration was 0.20 percent or more, and that she inflicted great bodily injury.
The criminal complaint is expected to be modified in the wake of Bogan’s death.
Colton is scheduled to appear next Monday at the Long Beach courthouse for arraignment.
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