Man arrested after elderly woman killed crossing road in wheelchair

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Police have made an arrest in a deadly hit and run crash in Downtown Fresno.

Fresno Police say a police department employee spotted the van on Friday morning and called police. The driver, 51-year-old Luis Garcia, was arrested later at Manchester Center in Central Fresno.

The van Garcia was driving had damage to the front end -- consistent with what investigators say would have been the result of yesterday's hit and run.

Detectives say the man hit and killed 80-year-old Amelia Whisnand while she was crossing the street in a wheelchair on Thursday near Fulton Street and Stanislaus Street. A traffic camera in the area captured the van just before it hit the woman that helped lead to the suspect's arrest.

TRAFFIC CAMERA: Suspect vehicle in the deadly hit-and-run at Fulton and Stanislaus -- moments before the crash.

Fresno Police Department

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