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Driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run of Jonathan Martinez

A driver was busted Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash that left a 5-year-old lifeless in Queens earlier this month, cops mentioned.

Xavier Carchipull, 40, was arrested round 6 a.m. at his thirty third Avenue residence in Queens and charged with leaving the scene leading to demise, aggravated unlicensed operator, working a motorized vehicle with out inspection, working a motorized vehicle with out insurance coverage and working an unregistered automobile, cops mentioned.

He was allegedly behind the wheel of a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck driving on McIntosh Avenue when he struck little Jonathan Martinez whereas trying to make a left flip round 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1, police mentioned.

Jonathan was crossing the road along with his father and siblings on the time. He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital however died from his accidents.

Hit-and-run victim Jonathan Martinez, 5
Jonathan Martinez, 5, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Queens earlier this month.
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Jennifer and Richard Martinez, the mother and father of 5-year-old Jonathan.
Jonathan’s heartbroken mother and father, Jennifer and Richard Martinez.
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Dodge Ram pickup truck involved in hit-and-run.
The Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck that struck and killed Jonathan.
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The boy’s heartbroken father pleaded with the motive force to show himself in throughout an interview with The Publish after the crash.

“I forgive you, we’re human. All I ask [is] flip your self in to authorities. Inform them it was you, that it was a mistake, no matter,” Richard Martinez mentioned in Spanish.

“You’ve got taken a chunk of my coronary heart … my youngster was harmless and had an entire future forward of him.”

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