Sheriff's deputies investigate the hit-and-run crash on Thursday, July 26, 2012 that left 19-year-old Jose Mendoza dead on a street in Commerce known as a site for street racing.
A man being sought in a hit-and-run crash while a possible street race was being held in Commerce on Thursday has turned himself in to police, officials said on Sunday.
Hugo Chavez walked into the lobby of the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station and surrendered to deputies on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Chavez, 21, of Bell, was being sought in connection with a collision in the 5200 block of Randolph Street that fatally wounded Jose Mendoza, 19, of Bell Gardens.
Deputies said Mendoza was killed possibly during a street race. It was not clear whether Chavez was involved or whether he was passing through the site, which is a popular area for street racing.