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Driver, 19, accused in O.C. hit-and-run that killed cyclist

August 28, 2011 |  1:24 pm

A Huntington Beach man is scheduled to be arraigned Monday for an alleged hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a bicyclist.

Adam Carl Garrett, 19, is charged with one felony count of hit-and-run causing death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Garrett, who is free on $50,000 bail, faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison if convicted.

Garrett allegedly crashed into 25-year-old Hung Khac Do, who was riding his bike, about 3 a.m. May 15 on Warner Avenue in Fountain Valley, according to prosecutors.

The impact threw Do off his bike onto the pavement. Garrett allegedly fled the scene to his Huntington Beach home four miles away, leaving Do without assistance, prosecutors told the Huntington Beach Independent.


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