The 3-year-old struck and killed by a reportedly drunken driver as the child crossed a San Bernardino street with his family has been identified as Michael Flores.
Michael was struck and killed Thursday evening after a truck apparently didn’t stop for a family of four as it crossed Base Line at North Davidson Avenue in a marked crosswalk.
The homeless family was in the crosswalk, and cars were stopped to let them cross, when the Chevrolet pickup truck continued eastbound on Base Line, striking and killing the child, said police Lt. Brian Harris.
After the child was struck, police say the driver, later identified as Crystal Fuentes, 34, of San Bernardino, struck another car heading westbound before coming to a stop more than two blocks away.
Fuentes was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. She is expected to be in San Bernardino Superior court Monday, San Bernardino County booking records show.
Several residents of the neighborhood said the intersection is dangerous for pedestrians and said a signal was desperately needed.
Anyone wishing to help the family should contact the Salvation Army at 909-888-1336.
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