The CHP has confirmed that a car found torched Monday in Santa Maria is a Corvette of the same color linked to a fatal hit-and-run that killed Fabian Alexander, 46, in Nipomo on Sunday.
The car, found abandoned and fully ablaze about 2 a.m. Monday on Foxen Canyon Road, was burned down to the frame. However, investigators were able to recover the car’s VIN number and determined it was a Corvette, Officer Reggie Julius said.
“We are pretty certain at this point that it is the car but cannot confirm it because it is still under investigation,” Julius said.
He would not say who the car was registered to but did say investigators are pursuing leads on who owned it.
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Alexander was hit and killed early Sunday while walking along the northbound Highway 101 offramp at Highway 166 in Nipomo.
Officer Rob Miller of the CHP’s Santa Maria station said Alexander’s last known address was in Modesto, but family members told authorities he’d been living in the San Luis Obispo County area for the past six years. It’s unknown where in the county he was living.
Witnesses told authorities that about 1 a.m., a Corvette ran over Alexander and then sped off north along Thompson Road toward town, according to a CHP news release.
Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said. The CHP said the Corvette sustained major damage and was approximately a 2005 to 2009 model year.