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Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run Surrenders at Oakland Police Headquarters

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    Suspect in Fatal Oakland Hit-and-Run Surrenders

    The suspect in a hit-and-run collision in East Oakland on Tuesday night that killed 9-year-old Zayda Monge turned himself in at Oakland police headquarters Friday afternoon, authorities said.

    (Published Friday, April 13, 2018)

    The suspect in a hit-and-run collision in East Oakland on Tuesday night that killed 9-year-old Zayda Monge turned himself in at Oakland police headquarters Friday afternoon, authorities said.

    The suspect was questioned by investigators and police said no further information will be released at this time.

    The collision, in which a 25-year-old woman and two girls, ages 8 and 10, also were injured, occurred at the intersection of 35th and Paxton avenues shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Oakland police said a Toyota Corolla the 25-year-old woman was driving with Monge and the other two girls as passengers was making a U-turn onto southbound 35th Avenue when an Infiniti SUV that was also going south collided with it.

    The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to hit nearby parked cars, according to police.

    The driver and other occupants of the SUV got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, police said.

    Monge died on Monday but the 25-year-old woman and the two other girls are in stable condition, authorities said.

    It appears that speed may have been a contributing factor in the collision but it's unknown if alcohol was a factor, according to police.

    Monge's family has set up a "You Caring" website to help pay for her funeral and other expenses.

    Its goal is to raise $20,000 and $12,016 had been raised as of 8:30 p.m. Friday.

    In a message on the website, Monge's family said, "Zayda had so much more to explore with life! Going into middle school, high school, her quince (quinceanera) and so much more. Zayda was a loving little girl with so much love and charisma."

    Her family said Monge, "lit up the room wherever she was. Who could not fall in love with such a beautiful soul like hers?"


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