Driver Suspected of Killing 10-year-old Boy is Arrested
FRESNO, California (June 18, 2021) — Fresno Police arrested a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash Thursday night that killed a 10-year-old boy as he crossed the roadway.
Authorities detained a suspect and recovered a vehicle involved in the hit and run pedestrian accident.
Also, a woman alerted police that she saw a vehicle that matched the description of the one involved and had front-end damage.
The registered owner of the vehicle is believed to be the suspected hit-and-run driver, according to the Fresno Police Department.
Suspect Arrest Fresno Hit-and-run Crash
Police did not release the identity of the adult Hispanic male driver at this time. However, detectives did mention the vehicle was located at Swift and West avenues in central Fresno.
The Fresno County Coroner identified the boy who died in the 11:30 p.m. crash as he walked across Friant and Fort Washington roads.
His family told authorities they pressed the walk button to activate the crosswalk. The child and the aunt lagged behind the other pedestrians. Investigators seek to find out if the traffic light changed to green for the driver, but regardless, the driver faces criminal charges for fleeing the scene.
If you have any information contact the Fresno Police Department at (559) 621-7000.
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