- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve caught the teenage driver who fled the scene of a Memorial Day weekend hit-and-run accident that left a Syracuse toddler dead and her baby brother and father injured.

Syracuse police say Tuesday that U.S. Marshals helped track down 18-year-old Felix Santos in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was returned to Syracuse and is being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center.

Police say Santos was driving a car that jumped a curb on the afternoon of May 27 and struck two children playing on the sidewalk and their father.

Two-year-old Jameisha Stanford died of her injuries. Her 1-year-old brother James Stanford Jr. and 26-year-old father James Stanford were also injured but survived.

Santos is charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. It couldn’t be determined if he has lawyer yet.



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