SUSPECT ARRESTED OUT OF HORRIFIC SATURDAY MORNING HIT & RUN FATALITY
Photo: Velazquez under arrest
Originally published as a Santa Rosa CHP Facebook post –
“Since Saturday morning, Santa Rosa CHP investigators have been working tirelessly to find the driver of the fatal crash that left a 16-year-old female deceased.
As the investigation unfolded, investigators determined Jhovanne Velazquez (27, Santa Rosa) was driving at the time of the crash.
Velazquez fled the scene after the collision, leaving the victim behind. This morning, investigators from CHP Santa Rosa, CHP Investigative Services Unit, SONCATT, Santa Rosa Police Department and Sonoma Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant on a residence in Sonoma.
Velasquez was not at the residence in Sonoma but information obtained led investigators back to Santa Rosa. Velazquez was located at a residence in Santa Rosa and arrested.
Velazquez had an outstanding warrant for sex crimes. He was booked at Sonoma County Jail on the outstanding warrant, 20001(b)(2)VC Felony Hit & Run, and 192(c)PC Vehicular Manslaughter. Additionally, we are investigating whether Velazquez was intoxicated at the time of the crash.”