On November 18, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., Monterey Park Police officers responded to a call of a traffic collision in the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Newmark Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 14 year old male, identified as Joshua Madrid, was struck by a vehicle while riding his skateboard across Atlantic Boulevard. The vehicle then fled southbound on Atlantic Boulevard. Monterey Park Fire Department paramedics transported Madrid to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The Monterey Park Police Detective and Traffic Bureaus responded to investigate the collision. The preliminary investigation indicates Madrid was not in the marked crosswalk and entered the intersection on a red traffic signal when he was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on Atlantic Boulevard.
On November 22, 2019, detectives located a white minivan involved in the traffic collision and subsequently arrested the driver for hit and run and vehicular manslaughter.
The suspect is identified as: Cristina Navarro, 63, Montebello, Calif. (See inline photo or PDF version.)
Navarro is out on bond and set to appear in the Alhambra Superior Court on February 24, 2020 for arraignment.
Investigators continue to ask persons who witnessed the collision, or have information about it, to contact the Monterey Park Police Department at 626-307-1200.
Sergeant Paul Yniguez, Monterey Park Police Department
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