UPDATE: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Raudel Sandoval, 19, was charged with second degree reckless murder this afternoon for the crash that killed a 6-year-old girl in June 2012.
His bond was set at $100,000.
Sandoval is expected to have a preliminary hearing on Feb. 12.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Police have made an arrest in an accident that left a 6-year-old girl dead last year.
The accident happened on the night of June 26, 2012 at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Edgemoor in southeast Wichita.
Police say the child's mother was driving northbound, and according to witnesses, she may not have completely stopped at the stop sign. That's when their vehicle was hit by another car heading westbound at a high rate of speed.
Six-year-old Feodora Two-Hatchett died at the scene. Her mother was treated for injuries at a hospital, as well as her other 1-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the back seat. The driver of the speeding car was not injured, and his15 year-old passenger was only slightly hurt.
The investigation took months due to accident reconstruction, and was recently completed. Police say the driver of the speeding car was going 60 to 70 miles per hour in 35 mile per hour zone.
Last week, an arrest warrant was issued for that driver and on Friday, a 19-year-old Wichita man was taken into custody on a charge of second-degree reckless murder.
Police say he has been cooperative throughout the investigation, and that it isn't unusual for reconstructions to take this amount of time.
He will make a first court appearance this afternoon. Check back for updates.