Alleged hit and run driver arrested

Michael Pinedo / EPPD

Witnesses: Driver struck child, then drove away

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 10:34am

El Paso Police say they've arrested the driver who allegedly struck a 9-year-old girl Sunday evening.

According to Special Traffic Investigators, 33-year-old Michael Pinedo was the driver of the red Dodge Ram that struck Mariah Lewis as she walked her bike across near the intersection of DeBeers and Kellogg Sunday evening.

Witnesses told police that shortly after striking Lewis, Pinedo stopped the truck and checked on Lewis, then left the scene.

Police say they found the Dodge Ram Tuesday along the 4600 block of Tropicana. Late Monday evening Pinedo was booked into the El Paso County Jail, under the charge of Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury. Pinedo's bond is set at $10,000.00.

Click HERE to read L4N's interivew with Lewis' sister.

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