Solana Beach man pleads guilty in deadly hit-and-run

A Solana Beach resident who fled on foot after his car hit a man changing a tire alongside a South Bay freeway pleaded guilty May 19 to hit-and-run resulting in death.

Christopher Ramirez Reyes, 30, is expected to be sentenced June 16 in connection with the death of 21-year-old Raymart Agsalon Martos of Imperial Beach.

Reyes faces a maximum four-year state prison term.

A southbound Dodge Stratus struck Martos about 5:30 a.m. last Dec. 15, in a center median on Interstate 5 near Mile of Cars Way in National City, then crashed into a divider wall, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Martos died at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, later identified as Reyes, abandoned his car and ran off, CHP public affairs Officer Tony Contreras said.

Investigators tracked down Reyes and arrested him the following evening.