Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

The intersection where the accident took place. Photo by Lydia Chávez

The intersection where the accident took place. Photo by Lydia Chávez

Jamie Linares, 25, turned himself in on Wednesday after the San Francisco Police Department issued a $1 million warrant for his arrest in connection with a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident on Saturday morning.

Linares was booked at county jail. He is currently on felony probation for a robbery, according to police who did not release a booking photo because of “identification matters pending.”

Linares is a suspect in the accident that occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday when a car ran a red light at Folsom and Cesar Chavez and broadsided a car crossing Cesar Chavez.

The driver of the car, 26-year-old Johny Alonzo-Castillo, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and died of his injuries later that day, according to police.

Police say that Linares allegedly fled from the scene of the accident.

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