John Vallejo, 32, Arrested For The Death Of Edgardo Garcia, 56

Published on July 02, 2021, 2:51 pm
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On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 1821 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of Oak Point Avenue and Manida Street, within the confines of the 41st Precinct innthe Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unconscious 56-year-old male vehicle operator with trauma to the body. EMS responded to the location and transported the male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that vehicle #1, a 2012 Mercedes Benz S550 sedan, operated by an unknown individual, was traveling east bound on Oak Point Avenue at an apparent high rate of speed, while vehicle #2, a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Suburban, operated by the 56-year-old aided male, was traveling northbound on Manida Street through the intersection of Oak Point Avenue. At this location, vehicle #2 was struck on the left driver’s side by vehicle #1, and was turned east bound and struck a parked an unoccupied vehicle, before coming to a rest. Vehicle #1 rotated counter clockwise and came to a rest against a building on the north side of Oak Point Avenue.

The operator and unknown passengers of vehicle #1 exited the vehicle and fled the scene in another vehicle that was at the location.

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at approximately 1511 hours, pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 32-year-old male individual was arrested within the confines of the 41st Precinct, regarding the above-listed incident.

Arrested

John Vallejo
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10473

Charges

  • leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death 

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Victim:

Edgardo Garcia
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10473

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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