On Tuesday, July 7, Highland detectives arrested Highland resident Brian Michael Petit, 40, for the hit-and-run collision that killed 11-year-old Annika Fullerton on Monday, June 29.
Fullerton, a resident of Colorado, was struck by a vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. on June 29 while walking on Church Street south of Glenheather Drive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The driver fled the scene of the collision.
Sheriff’s detectives from the Highland station investigating the collision used witness statements and video surveillance footage to identify the involved vehicle as a light colored minivan of crossover, possibly silver. Investigators also released video and photographs of the suspect vehicle asking the public for assistance in its identification.
On Tuesday, detectives, with new information, served a search warrant at a residence in the 7400 block of Fire Oak Drive in Highland. During the search a vehicle matching the description and exhibiting damage consistent with the investigation was located in the garage.
Petit was then interviewed and arrested for vehicular manslaughter and hit and run causing injury/death. He was booked into the Central Detention Center.
Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact Deputy T. Houn or the Detectives Bureau from the Highland Police Department, (909) 425-9793.