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Fatal Crash Victim Identified In San Angelo

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Jasjit Mundh3 years ago

The man who was killed in a fatal hit-and-run in San Angelo on Saturday night has been identified as Eulalio Canel Giron, 69.

Details of the San Angelo Hit-and-Run

According to the Standard-Times, Eulalio Canel Giron was driving northbound in a Pontiac Grand Am when a GMC Yukon slammed into the passenger side of his car at East 19th and Marx streets.

Giron failed to yield right of way and entered the intersection, colliding with the Yukon. He was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m. at Shannon Medical Center. The driver of the GMC, Bernardo Ponce-Ponce, 19, left the crash scene before police arrived, but police found him in north San Angelo.

Ponce-Ponce is being held at the Tom Green County Jail as of noon Monday with a $25,000 bail. The crash is still under investigation.

Both Giron and Ponce-Ponce had passengers who experienced injuries and were taken to the nearest hospital. Armando Cervantes , 24, accompanied Giron while Yecenia Sanchez, 21, accompanied Ponce-Ponce.

Motor Vehicle Accident Facts

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States in 2012.
  • Of those killed:
  • Failure to stop and render aid in an accident involving serious bodily injury or death is a second-degree felony. It is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.

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