Man held in hit-and-run that kills 2 in Charlotte

  • Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 12:39 a.m.

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.

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