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Hesperia hit-and-run suspect arrested in Fontana



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — The suspect wanted after fleeing from a hit-and-run crash that left his passenger partially ejected was found and arrested in Fontana, officials said.

Jorge Galvan, 35, of Whittier was arrested Monday for his outstanding arrest warrants. Galvan was taken into custody by Sheriffs Specialized Enforcement Division and booked for his outstanding arrest warrants, stated a news release.

On May 25, 2018, at about 9:20 pm, Galvan was driving his white 1974 Chevy pickup at a high rate of speed when he collided into a tractor-trailer that was attempting to reverse into a lot in the 15100 block of Sycamore Street in Hesperia.

The impact caused the passenger to become partially ejected from the truck. As the unidentified friend remained pinned and critically injured, Galvan managed to flee from the scene of the crash.

Surveillance footage from a camera system at a nearby home shows Galvan crawling away from the scene of the crash and eventually helped into a getaway vehicle by an unidentified woman.

The victim was flown to a trauma center and officials have not released any updates on his condition.

The Hesperia Police Department thanked the public and everyone who assisted deputies in tracking and locating Galvan.

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