Hit-and-Run Driver Santiago Martinez, 21, Kills Child in Modesto Crash
MODESTO, CA (May 21, 2021) – Authorities detained Santiago Martinez after a fatal hit-and-run crash on Glenn Avenue in Modesto.
The California Highway Patrol identified the 21-year-old Modesto man as the suspect who killed a child in an accident on Friday afternoon.
The incident happened when Santiago Martinez was driving a 2021 Toyota sedan west on Glenn Avenue in Modesto. At the same time, an 18 month old boy walked from the north shoulder onto Glenn.
Boy, 1, Hit by Car on Glenn Avenue
Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene, east of Ustick Road. They found the victim left lying on the ground as a result of the accident.
Medical personnel rushed him to the Doctors Medical Center, where he died. Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that Santiago Martinez did not stop to help the toddler and fled westbound on Glenn.
Witnesses followed Martinez who later returned to the crash site. Authorities soon arrested him on felony hit-and-run charges. The fatal Modesto hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.
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