Stacey Sanchez Hits Elderly Man With Car, Continues Driving With Body Through Windshield

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On Monday morning, some poor guy was coming back from a soup kitchen when the unthinkable happened.

Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga Hits Elderly Man With Car

29-year-old Esteysi Sanchez Izazaga (who goes by Stacey Sanchez) was driving her car at around 6:30 a.m. when, according to witnesses, the vehicle veered onto the sidewalk and struck a 69-year-old man.

"The force of the collision caused the victim to go through the windshield of the vehicle and become lodged in the front passenger seat," the official police statement read, according to People.

Not only that, but the victim's leg became detached from the rest of his body, and crashed through the rear window.  

Authorities found the leg in the car's trunk.

Sanchez, who was believed to be coming back from a night of partying, continued driving about a mile further towards her house.

Police believe that Sanchez abandoned the car in her neighborhood (with the victim still in it), and walked the rest of the way home.

The 29-year-old was arrested after her boyfriend called the police, and was later charged with a DUI, hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.

Edwin Esparza was changing his car's oil when he saw the crash happen.

"There's no words to really describe it. I mean, just seeing that up close and personal, it's kind of traumatizing in a way," Esparza told NBC San Diego.

Another local told the news station he didn't want to come outside because he knew how graphic the scene would be.

"Horrific. Yeah I've never in my whole life have I heard a story like this," Lou Torres told reporters.

"It was so strange that I couldn't imagine any scenario that would cause this."

Police said that "Based on statements obtained from Sanchez and preliminary tests in the field, it was determined she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision."

The victim's identity has not yet been revealed.

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