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$800,000 bond for hit-and-run suspect

December 13, 2016 GMT

HARLINGEN — A man who says he was the driver in Sunday’s fatal hit-and-run has been arraigned on several felony charges.

Harlingen resident Fidel Arreazola, 27, is charged with accident involving death and three counts of accident involving bodily injury. His bond is set at $800,000.

On Monday, Arreazola, accompanied by his lawyer, walked into the Harlingen police station about 4:50 p.m. where he turned himself in.

Police say he claims to be the driver of the pickup that hit four teenagers walking along New Hampshire Street early Sunday morning.

One of teens, 19-year-old Eden Arriaga, of Harlingen, died at the scene.

The other three, all boys between the ages of 16 to 18 years, remain hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators yesterday were processing the Arreazola’s Chevrolet pickup, which matched the description they gave Sunday of an early model 1990s Chevy truck with right side and front end damage.

Police say they found pieces of reflector that were found at the scene.

LIST OF CHARGES:

Accident Involving Death - 2nd degree felony - $500,000 bond

Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury - 3rd degree felony - $100,000 bond

Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury - 3rd degree felony - $100,000 bond

Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury - 3rd degree felony - $100,000 bond