Man held in hit-and-run that kills 2 in Charlotte
Published 12:00 am Monday, March 18, 2013
CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man is charged in a hit-and-run accident that killed two people, including an 18-month-old boy.
Police said Sunday they have charged 23-year-old Oscar Francisco Garcia-Fuentes with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of felony hit-and-run.
He’s being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. It wasn’t known Sunday if he has an attorney.
Killed were 26-year-old Tony Gabriel of Charlotte and the child. Police said the boy’s mother, 24-year-old Brittany Massey, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses told police the driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang sped through a stop light without his headlights on and ran into the side of a 2012 Mazda sedan early Saturday. They said the man then fled the Mustang.