Pomona: Father of 4 identified as victim killed in hit-and-run crash at Pomona taco stand; 12 others injured

POMONA, Calif. (KABC) — Officials and family members on Sunday identified a 52-year-old man who was killed when a hit-and-run driver plowed into a popular Pomona taco stand and injured 12 others.

Gilberto Cazares Payan’s name was released by the Los Angeles County Coroner. His goddaughter told ABC7 Payan was a father of four, adding that he was visiting the taco stand to pick up dinner Friday night when the violent collision occurred.

The accident happened just before 7:45 p.m. in the area of ​​West Holt Avenue and Dudley Street, near Kiwanis Park, according to the Pomona Police Department. The driver’s vehicle ended up under the stand’s pop-up tent, scattering chairs and tables in its wake.

The driver, a 26-year-old Pomona woman, ran from the scene of the crash but turned herself into police just before 1 p.m. 23. She has not been publicly identified.

Payan was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighter-paramedics.

Twelve others were injured, some critically. Updates on their respective relationships were not available Saturday.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, according to the police.

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