HESPERIA – The man responsible for the death of a 15-year-old Hesperia boy who was walking on Santa Fe Avenue East, north of Mission Street in the City of Hesperia was released on bail last week.
Authorities said that on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at around 11:34 p.m. Moises Chequete was walking alone, north on east roadway edge of Santa Fe Avenue when a 1992 blue Chevrolet Corsica struck him. The vehicle, driven by Benjamin Jordan Harrity, 20, failed to stop leaving Chequete lying lifeless on the roadway. A witness followed the suspect vehicle, leading deputies to his whereabouts. Harrity was taken into custody shortly after on C Avenue and Yucca Street. Harrity was determined to be under the influence of an undisclosed type of drugs at the time of the incident.
Chequete was rushed to Desert Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Harrity was booked into the High Desert Detention Center and is facing charges of Vehicular Manslaughter without Gross Negligence, Driving Under the Influence of a Drug Causing Injury, and Hit and Run Driving Resulting in Death. He was released on $250,000 bail on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court for an arraignment hearing on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
The investigation is on-going and anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Deputy Jeremy DeBerg at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station, (760)947-1500.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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