Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run crash

Arrested: Cory Christopher Bonnefin, 20

February 6, 2012 3:09:06 PM PST
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian with his pickup truck.

The accident happened around 6:30pm Thursday on Mason Road near Interstate 10.

Irene Bourgeois, 78, was crossing Mason when she was struck by a pickup. The driver did not stop, officials said.

HCSO investigators believe they have identified the driver as 20-year-old Cory Christopher Bonnefin. According to court documents, Bonnefin's girlfriend told authorities he was giving her a ride to work at the time of the accident. She says they knew they struck a person, and she told Bonnefin to go back and help, but he did not.

Bonnefin was arrested Saturday and charged with accident involving injury.

A judge Monday refused bond for Bonnefin during a court appearance.