A motorist who killed a 30-year-old bicyclist in Jurupa Valley was sentenced Monday to a year in jail and two years felony probation.
Andrew Scott Walters, 29, pleaded guilty in September to a hit-and-run resulting in death and fleeing the scene of an accident.
Walters fatally struck Rigoberto Guzman in 2019.
During a hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Thomas Kelly certified the terms of the plea agreement and imposed a one-year jail term. However, he gave Walters the option of serving the time in a county lock-up, spending it under home detention, or completing his sentence in a sheriff’s work release program.
The defendant was expected to confirm his decision after meeting with his probation officer.
The judge also ordered Walters to complete 100 hours of community service.
According to the sheriff’s department, about 11 p.m. on April 21, 2019, Guzman was riding northbound on Van Buren Boulevard, approaching Limonite Avenue, when he was hit.
The victim was flung to the far east side of the roadway, where witnesses spotted him and called 911.
Paramedics reached the location minutes later and pronounced Guzman dead at the scene.
By the following day, detectives had gathered information indicating that the vehicle involved was parked in the 9000 block of 56th Street, just off of Van Buren, and they went to the residence.
Walters was taken into custody without incident at the property.
It was unclear why he chose to flee after running over Guzman, which was determined not to have been an intentional act.
Walters had no documented prior felony or misdemeanor convictions in Riverside County.