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UPDATE: third suspect, driver, identified in fatal hit-and-run

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - UPDATE:

Police have identified a third suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 16-year-old and hurt another.

Lancaster Police say 23-year-old Kristopher Martinez-Roman was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Investigators continue to look for Josue Rivera and a second man who were passengers in the car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancaster Police at 717-735-3301.

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PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

A J.P. McCaskey High School student died at a hospital and another was critically injured when their vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Lancaster, a school district spokesperson said.

Isaia Candelario was a junior at the high school. He would have turned 17 years old on Friday, police said at a news conference.

Candelario was driving a 1998 Acura TL sedan and broadsided by an SUV that ran a red light at the intersection of East King and Franklin streets around 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

The name of the injured student, also a junior, has not been released.

Lancaster City Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said investigators are looking for 29-year-old Josue Rivera and an unknown man who was in a silver 2008 Acura MDX with him.

Both men ran away after the crash. It is unknown if either sustained any injuries, police said.

The owners of the Acura MDX were not involved in the crash.

Rivera has outstanding warrants for terroristic threats in Lancaster and a probation violation in Philadelphia.

Berkihiser said excessive speed was a factor in the crash.

Patricia Jeffrey, who lives on East King Street, said she was feet away from the crash.

"You could feel the vibrations of it all," she said. "It was really loud."

Jeffrey said she would have been in the middle of the street at the time of the crash, but instead she went back to the sidewalk to pick up a piece of laundry.

"That's just really tragic, it's horrible," Jeffrey said in reference to the crash. 

Anyone with information should call Lancaster police at 717-735-3301 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at 800-322-1913, or text LANCS and a message to Crime Stoppers at 847411. 

 

 


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