UPDATE: Driver faces charges after 1-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash in north Harris County
A 1-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run crash Friday night in north Harris County. At the time of the crash, the child was not restrained in a child seat and was instead buckled into the front passenger seat with a standard seatbelt, investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
The hit-and-run crash was reported just after 11 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of Aldine Mail Route Road.
Investigators determined an adult man was traveling westbound in a black Nissan Altima with the 1-year-old child when a red Toyota Tacoma traveling eastbound down the road struck a curb, overcorrected and swerved into the path of the Nissan Altima in the westbound lane. The Nissan Altima struck the passenger side of the Toyota Tacoma.
Deputies found the driver of the Nissan Altima unconscious in the driver seat without a seat belt on. The 1-year-old in the passenger was also unconscious. CPR was administered to the toddler on scene. The child was confirmed dead at an area hospital shortly after the crash.
Following the crash, the occupant or occupants of the Toyota Tacoma fled the scene on foot without rendering aid, HCSO Sgt. Simon Cheng said.
Deputies located the operator of the Toyota Tacoma hiding approximately .4 miles away in a residential area. The operator of the Tacoma, identified as Jose Sergio Milla Iglesias, confessed to operating the Toyota and leaving the crash scene, according to officials.
Igleseas has been booked into the Harris County Jail on a felony charge of Failure to Stop and Render Aid-Involving Death.
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