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Police: Woman responsible for killing 10-year-old in hit-and-run crash turns herself in

According to a news release posted on the department's Facebook page, Colon surrendered herself to the St. Lucie County Jail at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday.
Credit: Fort Pierce Police Department
Yaceny Berenice Rodriguez-Gonzalez

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Fort Pierce Police Department was able to obtain an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Arianna Aleia Colon for the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 10-year-old Yaceny Rodriguez-Gonzalez.

According to a news release posted on the department's Facebook page, Colon surrendered herself to the St. Lucie County Jail at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday.

"The Fort Pierce Police Department would like to thank the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Lucie County Fire District, St. Lucie Public Schools, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, District 19 Office of the Medical Examiner, and the 19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office for all of their assistance," they wrote on their Facebook page. 

"We would also like to thank the community, local businesses, and media outlets for their numerous contributions and tips that assisted the investigation."

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The search is on for a driver who police say hit and killed a young girl as she crossed the road to get to her school bus.

Yaceny Berenice Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 10, was walking across the intersection at Oleander Avenue and Skylark Drive just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday when she was hit, according to the Fort Pierce Police Department.

The girl was found unconscious in a grassy area when officers arrived.

Police say as the girl walked to her bus, it had its stop stick and flashing lights on.

It's believed the driver of a white, four-door sedan was heading northbound at the time of the crash. The department advises it will have right front-end damage.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the department at 772-467-6800.