UPLAND, Calif. – At last the hit-and-run driver whose recklessness was the alleged cause of a fatal accident involving the death of a 13-year-old boy was apprehended. The tragic event happened late Monday night at Upland.
The erring driver was arrested in connection with the killing of a teen late Monday night.
According to police, the accident took place around 11 o’clock in the evening near the corner of Campus and Arrow avenues.
Police said that an hour before midnight, a pickup truck was running towards the south of the Campus when it hit a red sedan bearing a mom and her13 year old son.
The impact pushed the sedan towards the carport of a vacant house causing part of the roof’s carport to collapse on top of the sedan. After the crash, a small fire started which were easily extinguished by the Fire Fighters Team.
The fatality was Joshua Roberson, 13 years old, who was declared expired at the site. His mom suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The family informed the press that Joshua was a student of the Upland Junior High School, where he was an honor student with a GPA of 3.8. He loved sports and played baseball for the Upland Angels, his family recounted.
The truck driver was identified as Kyle Bahensky, 21 years old, who ran away from the police on foot, according to authorities. The police were able to find him at his residence in Ontario by referring to the license number on the plates of the vehicle he left behind. He was caught around 3:30 that morning.
Bahenksky’s injuries were treated in the hospital; after which he was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Police said there might be other charges pending on the outcome of the investigation.
Investigators are trying to discover if it was speed or alcohol that caused the accident.
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