‘Not guilty’ plea for driving accused in fatal Daly City hit-and-run

REDWOOD CITY (KRON) — A man accused of fleeing after fatally hitting a pedestrian with his truck in Daly City in December pleaded not guilty this morning to a felony hit-and-run causing death charge, prosecutors said.

Joro Petrovmoray, 40, has been charged with a felony for allegedly driving away from the scene without
calling for help, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said today.

77-year-old Daly City resident Jose Rosel was struck and killed on Dec. 4, as he walked in a crosswalk on state Highway 35 near Westridge Avenue at about 11:30 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Petrovmoray, a Pacifica resident, was arrested in February after police put out an alert, asking for the public’s help in locating the truck that struck Rosel.

Investigators eventually tracked the truck to an auto body shop in San Francisco where Petrovmoray had allegedly sold it, according to prosecutors.

Petrovmoray remains free on a $50,000 bail bond and is scheduled to return to court May 7. His defense attorney, Charles Smith, was not immediately available for comment this morning.

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