Fresno Crash Kills Angel Hernandez, Raymond Celaya Arrested
Fresno, CA (June 19, 2021) – On Thursday, 10-year-old Angel Hernandezdied and police arrested 62-year-old Raymond Celaya in a hit-and-run crash on Friant Avenue.
Officers received the crash report at 10:30 p.m at the Fort Washington Avenue intersection.
When rescuers arrived, they immediately began life-saving measures and rushed Hernandez to Valley Children’s Hospital where he died.
Meanwhile, the officers got a tip Friday morning about the car believed involved in the hit and run from somebody who saw the news reports.
The authorities linked the vehicle to Celaya.
Video from Martha Sanchez’s house shows Celaya parked the car before 11:00 a.m. Friday. She said she had never seen Celaya before.
“I came out and looked and I noticed it was the suspect’s car they were looking for and I’m just in shock that anybody would come and park their car like that after doing such a horrible thing,” said Sanchez.
Moreover, officers went to Celaya’s apartment Friday and arrested him without incident. He’s being charged with felony hit and run and felony vehicular manslaughter.
Apparently, Hernandez was on a walk with his aunt. They were both were crossing the intersection in the crosswalk.
The aunt made it to the sidewalk but Hernandez was struck before he could make it.
Please call Detective Michael Buessing at (559) 621-5066 if you have further details about the crash, or call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP to remain completely anonymous.
We at Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the loved ones of Angel Hernandez. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
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