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Corcoran, CA – Man Identified and Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run

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Corcoran, CA (January 07, 2022) – According to Corcoran Police Department officials, a man was arrested in connection with a hit and run death in Corcoran on Thursday.

Just before 10:00 p.m. on Dec. 19, officers responded to an injury traffic collision near Whitley and Pickerell avenues. Officers say they found two vehicles with “major damage” at the intersection.

Benjamin Brunn, 34, was found unconscious and not breathing at the scene, according to authorities.

Despite trying to save Brunn’s life, medical personnel pronounced him dead.

Authorities say the driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene on foot with other subjects before officers arrived.

Police investigating the incident have identified the driver as Malaquias Guzman, 37, of Corcoran, and have issued an arrest warrant for Guzman.

Police say that Guzman was arrested at his workplace on Thursday and booked into the Kings County Jail.

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Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

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