Child struck in hit-and-run crash

Pete Luna|Leader-News

Uvalde Police Department officials talk near a Ford Focus allegedly used in a hit-and-run incident involving a 2-year-old child Friday around 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Apartments, 1806 Garner Field Road. Police performed a traffic stop after spotting the car just before noon in the 3800 block of North Benson Road, where the driver, 40-year-old Manuel Vasquez, was taken into custody. Vasquez, who resides at 513 E. Sabinal St., was charged with intoxication assault and causing an accident involving injury. As of Friday afternoon, the child was in stable condition at University Hospital in San Antonio. Pictured are (left to right) Detective Russell Lualemaga, Cpl. Felipe Ramon, Detective Jose Rodriguez, Sgt. Eduardo Canales and Detective Louis Landry.



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