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Man arrested in connection with 2009 hit-and-run crash in which boy died

Posted at 11:21 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 16:40:31-04

TULSA -- A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run crash from 2009 in which a young boy died.

Officials said on April 27, 2009, Jose Asencion Rodriguez left the scene of a deadly crash at 4100 South 130th East Avenue.

Juan Aleman, 7, died in the crash after he was hit while he was on his bike in a parking lot.

Officials said the boy was riding his bike in between vehicles in the parking lot when he rode into the path of Rodriguez's vehicle.

Officers later were looking for Rodriguez after speaking with witnesses to the crash. However, the man's brother said he hadn't heard from Rodriguez since the time of the crash.

Rodriguez was arrested on a warrant stemming from the crash after a traffic stop in Blaine County, Oklahoma earlier this week.

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