Man charged with murder in deadly crash

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WICHITA, Kan A man is charged with murder and other crimes after a 2013 accident that left a woman dead.

Javier Rizo appeared in court this afternoon where he was charged with second degree murder, aggravated battery, battery and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

Police say Rizo was in a van involved in a deadly accident at 24th and Arkansas in October, 2013. Officers were trying to stop the van when it sped away. It crashed two minutes later, killing Maria Ester Martinez, 34. Police said Rizo ran from the van.

Rizo was arrested last weekend. His bond is set at $500,000.

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