By CBSLA Staff

REDLANDS (CBSLA) — A 21-year-old San Bernardino man faces charges of DUI, vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run after running away from a crash that killed a 16-year-old girl who was in his car.

(credit: City Of Redlands)

Austin Jesse Garcia is being held on $250,000 bail after being arrested at St. Bernardine’s Hospital, where he sought treatment for injuries he apparently sustained in the crash.

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The crash happened at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Colton Avenue and Redland Boulevard, Redlands spokesman Carl Baker said. A speeding 2001 Honda Civic failed to negotiate a turn on Colton Avenue and hit a light pole, causing major damage to the car and killing his passenger, a teenage girl.

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The girl’s name has not been released.

The driver fled the scene, and wasn’t found during a search of the area, even with help from the Claremont Police Department’s K9 unit. But investigators were later notified of a man with injuries consistent with a crash had been admitted to St. Bernardine’s Hospital in San Bernardino. Investigators went to the hospital, identified Garcia as the driver of the vehicle and arrested him, according to Baker.

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Garcia is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in connection with the crash. He is also being held without bail on the additional charge of being part of a criminal street gang.