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Man charged with fatal crash in Huntington Beach

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Jyles Timothy Sellers is accused of killing 55-year-old Arturo Becerril Rodriguez of Huntington Beach in a hit-and-run accident on Feb. 9. Sellers is expected to be arraigned June 28.
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A 24-year-old man made his first appearance in court Thursday on charges of a fatal hit-and-run collision in Huntington Beach.

Jyles Timothy Sellers of Huntington Beach was charged Monday with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with a sentencing enhancement for fleeing the scene of a vehicular manslaughter, according to court records.

His arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana Thursday was rescheduled for June 28 in the West Justice Center in Westminster.

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Sellers is accused of killing 55-year-old Arturo Becerril Rodriguez of Huntington Beach on Feb. 9.

Police responded about 9:30 p.m. that day to the crash at Edinger Avenue, east of Edwards Street, police said.

Rodriguez, who was driving a 2010 Toyota Prius, was rushed to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Sellers, who was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, allegedly ran away from the collision but was arrested a short time later, police said.

Rodriguez was driving westbound on Edinger Avenue, just east of Edwards Street, when the Silverado rear-ended the Prius, police said. Police alleged that Sellers was driving too fast and was arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.

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