Authorities have released the name of the suspect allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident that ended two young men’s lives. Sheriff’s officials are looking for 34-year-old William Alexander Marquez, the man that allegedly hit a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old last Saturday night. The incident occurred at about 10:20 p.m., according to this report from My News LA.
A black vehicle T-boned a silver Honda carrying the two young men that later died as a result of the accident. Witnesses reported to investigators that the driver of the black vehicle fled the scene on foot. He was later identified and his name was released to the public on Thursday.
The Sheriff’s department is asking anyone that knows of his whereabouts to call 911 and report what they know. Marquez is wanted on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
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It’s a particular kind of person that flees the scene of an accident instead of staying to help those that have been injured. We cannot say if such is the case here, but there are times when lives could be saved if help is offered or called for just a few minutes more quickly, something that can’t be done if the one responsible decides to run away instead of help.
We must strive to teach our children responsibility and public accountability, as well as kindness and self-sacrifice, so that, perhaps, these kinds of hit-and-run accidents can become a thing of the past.