Suspect Arrested in Fontana Fatal Hit and Run

Fontana Police arrested a suspect in a fatal hit and run crash. A 55-year old male was riding a motorized scooter along the 15200 block of Foothill Boulevard in Fontana around 9:40pm Wednesday night. The victim was struck by the driver of a 2001 Ford Taurus. Paramedics responded and pronounced the wheelchair rider dead at the scene.

A 2001 Ford Taurus was found abandoned near the crash scene late Wednesday night. PHOTO: Shaun Ochsner/INLANDNEWS

The driver of the Taurus fled the scene and abandoned his vehicle a couple of blocks from the scene. He then left the area on foot. Police say 31-year old Jonathan Rodriguez later turned himself in at the Fontana Police Department. Rodriguez was arrested.

Jonathan Rodriguez turned himself in at the Fontana Police Department after a fatal hit and run accident. PHOTO: Fontana Police