Toddler killed in hit-and-run crash in NC, suspect charged

North Carolina news

(From: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

FLAT ROCK, N.C. (WSPA) – A 3-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday in Henderson County and a suspect was taken into custody.

According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 6 p.m. in a cul-de-sac on Pleasant Court near Flat Rock.

Deputies said the child was riding a tricycle in the cul-de-sac when she was hit.

The vehicle involved in the crash then left the scene.

Investigators said a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle was spotted a short time later along US-25 South near the South Carolina state line.

The suspect, 30-year-old Aaron Santiso of Flat Rock, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run with injury or death, felony death by vehicle, and driving while impaired.

Santiso is being held in the Henderson County Detention Center on a $1,001,000 bond.

The crash is being investigated by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The sheriff’s office said further charges are possible.

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