Police arrest driver of hit-and-run crash

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Police arrest driver of hit-and-run crash

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23-year-old Edgar Borquez remains behind bars in connection to the hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old girl. 23-year-old Edgar Borquez remains behind bars in connection to the hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old girl.
Olivia Borquez, mother of Edgar Borquez. Photo courtesy of Yuma County Detention Center. Olivia Borquez, mother of Edgar Borquez. Photo courtesy of Yuma County Detention Center.
Guadalupe Borquez, father of Edgar Borquez. Photo courtesy of Yuma County Detention Center. Guadalupe Borquez, father of Edgar Borquez. Photo courtesy of Yuma County Detention Center.

YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Yuma police have arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run accident that left a 14-year-old girl dead.

Police arrested Edgar Borquez, 23, at his home last night.

Police also interviewed Borquez' parents, Olivia and Guadalupe Borquez, who admitted they hid evidence linking their son to the crime.

Borquez faces charges for second degree murder and leaving the scene of a deadly crash.

His parents will also be in court today.

The accident happened early Saturday morning at the intersection of Avenue B and 24th Street.

Police say 14-year-old Mary Rodriguez was skateboarding across the intersection on the crosswalk when she was hit by a car.

When police arrived at the scene, the car involved in the accident had left.

Rodriguez was rushed to the hospital and airlifted to Phoenix, where she remained in critical condition for two days.

She died last night.

Police say they received many tips from concerned residents in the community through 78-CRIME that led to Borquez' arrest.

The three Borquez' will be in court today.

The crash remains under investigation.

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