ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15HF0006
Date: March 1, 2016
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A taxi cab driver is scheduled to face trial tomorrow for crashing into a pedestrian, resulting in the victim’s death, and driving away from the scene. Ronald Aviles, 57, San Clemente, is charged with one felony count of hit and run with permanent injury or death. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow, March 2, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department W-8, West Justice Center, Westminster.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2015, Aviles is accused of driving his taxi van southbound on East Coast Highway. He is accused of crashing into 23-year-old Travis Marton, as the victim was crossing East Coast Highway westbound at the intersection of Newport Coast Drive in Newport Beach. Aviles is accused of unlawfully failing to stop his vehicle and failing to render assistance to the injured victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading