3-year-old girl is killed by a hit-and-run driver in Merced
According to a recent article from Bakersfield Now, there was a pedestrian-vehicle accident on Monday afternoon in which a three-year-old girl was killed in a crosswalk.
As reported by the article, police stated that 3-year-old Dayveonna Polk was hit in the crosswalk when she was walking along with her mother and three other children, who had the right-of-way.
The car fled the scene immediately following the car accident, reported the article.
On the following day, police arrested 22-year-old Issac Maldonado in Modesto. Maldonado was booked into Merced County Jail for felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter, reported the news.
When officers arrived at the scene they found the girl unresponsive in the road. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the child to an area trauma center where she later passed away due to her fatal injuries.
Currently, the investigation is ongoing and further details will be reported at a later time.
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