Arrest in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Officials canceled a manhunt for the driver when they realized he was already in custody on unrelated charges

By Christina Cocca
|  Monday, Mar 10, 2014  |  Updated 7:49 PM PDT
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A suspect is in custody after police issued an alert asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit and run. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Ted Chen

A suspect is in custody after police issued an alert asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit and run. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014.

A driver who allegedly fatally struck a woman and hurt a teenager before fleeing the scene Monday morning in Montclair was taken in custody on unrelated charges, police said Monday afternoon.

The car was heading north at a high rate of speed when it swerved to the right and struck two people, one 14-year-old and one adult woman, near the curb at Mills Avenue just north of San Bernardino Street about 8 a.m., according to the Montclair Police Department.

The woman died at the scene, and the 14-year-old was airlifted to a hospital, police said.

The car was found in the 7600 block of Pepper Street in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday afternoon, and the registered owner of the car was in custody on unrelated charges, police said.

The car, a four-door champagne or gold Honda Accord, had extensive damage to the windshield and right front fender, police said.

Officials on Monday evening had not said whether charges were be filed in connection with the hit-and-run.

Montclair is a city in San Bernardino County, about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run should call the Montclair Police Department at 909-621-4771.

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