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Former SDG&E Employee Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-Run

September 15, 2014

Hector Hoyt, the former San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) employee accused of running over a 54-year-old homeless pedestrian with his utility truck on Jan. 6 and fleeing the scene, pleaded guilty Sept. 3 to one felony count of hit and run, according to several news sources.

Hoyt, who was off-duty when the incident occurred, had originally pleaded not guilty during his Jan. 30 arraignment. The trial was scheduled to begin Sept. 3, but instead he ended up pleading guilty to one felony count of hit and run – leaving the scene of an accident where a fatality or injury was involved.

Hoyt is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17 and faces a maximum of four years in prison, reported 10news.com.

SDG&E cut ties with Hoyt shortly after his arrest on Jan. 22, stating that he was no longer an employee with the company.

Related coverage:

Video: Former SDG&E Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Hit & Run Accident

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