Hit-and-Run near 39th Street in San Diego Left One-Year-Old Dead

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 28, 2022) – Saturday, Margarito Angeles-Vargas was arrested after a hit-and-run crash that killed Annaleeh Rodarte.

The deadly incident happened just before 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Redwood Street and 39th Street.

According to the investigators, Rodarte wandered into the street when she was struck by an eastbound SUV, driven by Angeles-Vargas, on Redwood. Following the collision, Angeles-Vargas continued driving and fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

Medical responders arrived at the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. At the hospital, one-year-old Annaleeh Rodarte succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead due to the extent of her condition.

Meanwhile, authorities managed to arrest 45-year-old Angeles-Vargas after witnesses told the officers about an involved Toyota 4Runner. Angeles-Vargas is facing suspected DUI charges, hit-and-run, and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Annaleeh Rodarte. May the memories of her bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead.

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