SAN FRANCISCO -- A 25-year-old driver was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of hitting and killing a Daly City man, then running away from the deadly crash in San Francisco's Mission District.
Jamie Linares, of San Francisco, turned himself in to police after a $1 million warrant was issued for his arrest on felony hit-and-run and manslaughter charges, San Francisco police Officer Danielle Newman said. Police embarked on a large-scale search for Linares, who was on felony probation when he fled the scene of the crash that killed 26-year-old Johny William Alonzo-Castillo, authorities said.
Alonzo-Castillo was driving east on Cesar Chavez Street about 2:20 a.m. when Linares reportedly flew through a red light while driving south on Folsom Street. Police said Linares' car broadsided Alonzo-Castillo's, ramming it into a third vehicle in the middle of the intersection.
Linares and several passengers bolted from the scene, leaving only one passenger from that car to be interviewed by investigators, authorities said. Alonzo-Castillo was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the third car was treated for minor injuries, Esparza said. The passenger in the suspect vehicle was questioned and released.
According to Newman, Linares was on probation for robbery at the time of the crash. He remains in jail on the felony charges.