Steve Hernandez, 38, of Sacramento was arrested Sunday afternoon during a stolen car investigation. The arresting officers notice damage to his car that was consistent with a hit and run that occurred in March. He also had an outstanding warrant for another hit and run traffic collision from 2010.
Hernandez is accused of being drunk when he hit and killed Paul Pellandini in front of his home. The accident also badly injured Bill Collins, a friend that was visiting Pellandini.
The men where hit while talking next to their car. Hernandez veered onto the shoulder hitting both men. Pellandini died at the scene and Collins was transported to the hospital with major injuries.
Collins has accumulated half a million dollars in medical bills. He is unemployed and has no medical insurance. Collins’ family has set up a Facebook page to help as well as a website www.billcollinsfund.com. They are asking for the communities support.