Arrest made in Halloween hit-and-run deaths

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Southern California police have arrested a 31-year-old man in the hit-and-run deaths of three teenage girls who had gone trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas said Monday that Jaquinn Bell of Orange was booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run causing death.

The chief says the Orange County district attorney’s office is considering the case.

Authorities had said they were looking for the driver and another person who fled the scene of Friday evening’s crash, which claimed the lives of 13-year-old twins and their 13-year-old friend at a crosswalk.

The police chief says Bell had two minor children in the vehicle with him at the time and they have been released.

A damaged black Honda SUV was found a short distance from where the collision occurred.


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