Hector Hoyt. Photo courtesy of NBC San Diego

A former San Diego Gas & Electric employee who fled after hitting a homeless man while driving a utility-owned truck in El Cajon was sentenced Monday to 180 days of house arrest and 20 days of public work service.

A judge also placed 56-year-old Hector Hoyt, who pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run in the death of Robert Fisher, on probation for three years.

Through witness interviews and reviews of surveillance video from businesses around the site of the Jan. 6 collision, detectives identified Hoyt as the driver who fled after the SDG&E-owned Ford 550 struck Fisher in the 100 block of Jamacha Road.

After being hit and knocked to the roadway while crossing the street mid-block, the 54-year-old transient was struck by another vehicle. He died at the scene.

The second motorist stopped, called police and cooperated with investigators.

Detectives determined that Fisher was hit by a white utility truck with a logo on it and a crane and a lift bucket fitted into the cargo bed. They tracked the vehicle the next day to Hoyt’s home in the 1100 block of Cloverleaf Drive in El Cajon and impounded it.

Hoyt, who was off duty at the time of the accident, was arrested Jan. 22. He no longer works for SDG&E.

City News Service

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