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Police Find Chrysler 300, Suspect in Fatal Child Hit-and-Run



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A tip led Fresno police on Friday morning to the car believed to be involved in the hit-and-run killing of 10-year-old Angel Hernandez on Thursday night.

Upon seeing the car, officers went to the apartment of the car’s registered owner and took him downtown to headquarters for questioning.

The tip about the black Chrysler 300 with front-end damage came from a woman who lived in the same apartment complex as the man, police said.

Updated, 3:16 p.m., Friday, June 18

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Fresno police are searching for a black 2011-2014 Chrysler 300 that they believe was involved in the hit-and-run killing of a 10-year-old boy Thursday night.

Friday morning, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Angel Hernandez.

According to police, the youth was walking west toward Woodward Park at about 11:30 p.m. when the vehicle ran him over at Ft. Washington and Friant roads.

Driver Ran Red Light, Kept Going

Police say the driver ran a red light, struck the child, and continued south on Friant.

Hernandez was with other family members as they were crossing the street in the crosswalk at the intersection, relatives told police.

It is believed that the black Chrysler’s front end is damaged on the right side.

Anyone who has information on this vehicle or witnessed the collision is asked to call detective Michael Blessing, 559 621-5066.

People wishing to remain anonymous can provide tips to Valley Crime Stoppers at this link or by calling 555 498-STOP.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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