Jose Vasquez was arrested by San Bernardino Police Wednesday morning and is currently in jail awaiting trial for the hit-and-run resulting in the death of 2-year-old Jonathan Montes. California Highway Patrol officers stated that Jose Vasquez was driving through Perris Hill Road in San Bernardino going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone when he hit 2-year-old Jonathan who was playing outside in the street with his 5-year-old brother.
After Vasquez had hit Jonathan, he kept driving and didn’t stop to give aid to the young boy nor did he attempt to contact the authorities. Officials stated that Vasques was afraid and did not have a California driver’s license. Vasque has also been arrested in the past for prior drug offenses.
A neighborhood business surveillance video gave investigators some insight how the accident when down. Officers stated they could see the silver Toyota Echo that Vasquez was driving that evening.
County prosecutors will overview the case and decide if there is enough sufficient evidence to issue criminal charges against Vasquez.
It’s a tragedy that young Jonathan had his life taken from him, California drivers need to follow laws and pay attention when they are driving. May if Vasquez was following the speed limit, 2-year-old Jonathan would still be here with us today.