James Gauthier Jr., 46, has been identified by authorities as the victim in an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian collision and homicide that took place in Hemet on December 6. Police are charging that Andrew Adam Hampton, a 23-year-old,  was driving on Warley Road in a Dodge Challenger when he ran over the man, described as a transient. Police allege that the act was intentional and have charged the young man with murder. Mr. Hampton turned himself in and was given $2 million in bail. The Hemet Police Department is seeking out anyone with information on the alleged crime.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this very difficult time.

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