News: Suspect arrested in Fort Pierce hit-and-run that killed 10-year-old girl

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Posted: October 5, 2021

FORT PIERCE, FL - Police arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a young girl in Fort Pierce last month, TC Palm reports.

This is an update to a previous story.

22-year-old Arianna Aleja Colon is charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving the death of a human.

The accident happened Sept. 23 in the area of Skylark Drive and Oleander Avenue.  Authorities said a 10-year-old girl was crossing the street at about 6:15 a.m. to catch her bus for school when she was struck by a white, four-door sedan.

Investigators said the driver of the sedan had gone around the bus while it was stopped with its red lights flashing and stop sign extended. After hitting the girl, the driver then took off without stopping to help.

The vehicle involved was located in Fort Pierce later that day and detectives obtained a warrant for the suspect.  Police said Colon, an Okeechobee County resident, went to the police department Oct. 1 after the warrant was issued.  She was held on a $250,000 bail.

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