FAIRFIELD — A fatal accident on Peabody Road involving a man hit by a vehicle led to a two-hour closure Wednesday of the busy link between Fairfield and Vacaville.
Moses Sala, 28, of Fairfield, was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m., Solano County Deputy Coroner Jackson Harris said.
The Fairfield Police Department contacted Golden Gate California Highway Patrol at approximately 8:52 a.m. and advised that officers were at the scene of a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian at Peabody Road north of Chuck Hammond Drive, according to CHP.
The death occurred several hours earlier and the body was unseen because of darkness or poor visibility, said CHP Officer Christopher Parker.
Officers responded and found a man about 30 feet from the road in low brush just north of Fairfield’s city limits. They shut down southbound Peabody Road at about 9 a.m. and shortly thereafter northbound Peabody Road so officers could conduct their investigation.
Evidence found at the scene led to a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup and the possible driver, Parker said. The driver, Fairfield resident Alex Perez Jr., 23, was found in Vacaville, interviewed and subsequently arrested at 10:55 a.m. He was booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Bail was set at $15,000.
Police seized the Chevy pickup.
The accident took place on a rainy night. Law enforcement officers on a damp, gray Wednesday morning put yellow tape around a section of Peabody Road at the accident site, supporting the tape with cars.
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