Police arrest driver who allegedly struck 9-year-old

Police arrest driver who allegedly struck 9-year-old
EPPD: Michael Pinedo

POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:22am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:43am

Witnesses: Driver struck child, then drove away

El Paso Police say they've arrested the driver who allegedly struck a 9-year-old girl Sunday evening.

Special Traffic Investigators say 33-year-old Michael Pinedo was the driver of the red Dodge Ram that struck Mariah Lewis as she walked her bike across near the intersection of DeBeers and Kellogg Sunday evening.

Witnesses told police that shortly after striking Lewis, Pinedo stopped the truck and checked on Lewis, then left the scene.

Police say they found the Dodge Ram Tuesday along the 4600 block of Tropicana. Late Monday evening Pinedo was booked into the El Paso County Jail, under the charge of Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury.  Pinedo's bond is set at $10,000.00.

Click HERE to read our interivew with Lewis' sister.

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