Sylmar Man, 18, Turns Himself In After Ex- and Current Girlfriends Are Struck By Car
SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — The suspect wanted in a hit-and-run Tuesday that seriously injured two 17-year-old women has turned himself in, according to authorities.
Police said Miguel Angel Jimenez Jr., 18, surrendered at the Valley Traffic Station in Panorama City on Wednesday about 3:30 p.m.
Officials said that Tuesday night around 11 p.m. Jimenez was involved in a traffic collision at Hunnewell Avenue, north of Pierce Street, in Sylmar.
Authorities, after a preliminary investigation, concluded that a group of people — including the two 17-year-old victims — got into a physical dispute in the road.
Witnesses said that when Jimenez Jr. attempted to flee the scene, he struck the two women, dragging them under his 2007 Dodge Charger leaving one critically injured, the other seriously hurt.
Friends and family of the victims described them as being Jimenez’ ex- and current girlfriend. They also said one of the women was possibly pregnant.
Officials said, after the women became dislodged from underneath the vehicle, Jimenez Jr. continued on, failing to render aid.
Authorities said Jimenez Jr. will be charged with felony hit-and-run.
An investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Bustos at (818) 644-8021 or Officer Fredo at (818) 644-8037.