October 27, 2013 (Spring Valley) – Jacob Greenwald, 20, was struck and killed while walking on a sidewalk on Campo Road near Cordoba Avenue in Spring Valley at 3:54 a.m. Greenwald, a recent Grossmont High School graduate, worked at a nearby McDonalds at State Route 94 and Avocado and was walking home from work.
Jason Michael Palmer, 33, of Spring Valley has been arrested for fleeing the scene after fatally striking Greenwald while driving a Toyota 4Runner SUV. Authorities tracked him down after finding his license plate at the accident site. Greenwald died at the scene.
Palmer is in county jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and felony manslaughter. 10 News reports that CHP has indicated alcohol or drugs may have been a factor, and that Palmer had a criminal record.
Officers are checking businesses nearby for surveillance tapes.