Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for Agustin Garcia Morales, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for hitting and killing a toddler in Encinitas last year.
The incident took place Nov. 1 on a driveway in front of his Encinitas Boulevard apartment. Morales was reportedly on his way to work shortly before 7:30 a.m. last Friday when his Toyota Camry hit 3-year-old Juan Andres Ruiz of Encinitas as the boy walked with his mother, who was pushing his sibling in a stroller.
The child wound up pinned beneath the sedan. Morales and a bystander pulled him out, and medics took the child to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
—City News Service contributed to this report.