Tragic Hit and Run leads to Death of 13 year old Girl
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Originally Published By: Marysville PD
“On January 14, 2023, at about 7:16pm, Marysville Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of B Street for a report of a hit and run traffic collision. Officers arrived on scene and determined two juveniles were struck by a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and continued S/B on B Street. The juveniles were a 15 year old male and 13 year old female.
Officers and medical personnel provided medical attention to both victims which were transported to Adventist Rideout Hopital to be treated for their injuries. On January 19, 2023, the 13-year-old female victim succumbed to her injuries sustained from the collision. The 15-year-old male victim was treated for his injuries and has since been released from the hospital.
Marysville Police conducted an extensive investigation and as a result, personnel located the suspect vehicle on January, 19, 2023 at about 2:20pm. Personnel were able to identify the driver of the suspect vehicle at the time of the collision.
Officers then contacted and arrested 23-year-old Justin Preston of the 6000 block of Viera Lane, Marysville, CA. Preston was transported to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department where he was booked for felony count of hit and run resulting in permanent injury or death.
The investigation is being forwarded to the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.
Alcohol and/or Drugs were determined not to be a factor in this collision at this time.
There is no further releasable information at this time.”