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Skateboarder, 12, killed in Rialto hit-and-run; suspect arrested

September 6, 2011 |  9:25 am

Photo: Matthew Cory Hudson. Credit: Rialto Police Department A 21-year-old man was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of a 12-year-old skateboarder in Rialto.

Police said Matthew Cory Hudson was speeding down a quiet residential street Sunday evening when he struck Jonathan Olagues, who was riding his skateboard alongside parked cars on his way home from a barbecue.

Paramedics pronounced Olagues dead at the scene.

After the collision, Hudson’s 2001 Chevrolet Camaro “didn’t stop,” said Lt. Randy De Anda, a spokesman for the Rialto Police Department. “The driver showed a total disregard for what happened.”

De Anda said Rialto police spotted the Camaro after the accident and engaged in a chase that ended when the officers felt it was too dangerous to continue because the Camaro was being driven recklessly on crowded streets.

De Anda noted that police found an important clue in the case when they recovered a license plate belonging to the Camaro near where the collision took place.

Then, early Monday morning, Hudson went to the Rialto Police Department to report his vehicle had been stolen.

De Anda said Hudson was arrested after an interview with police in which “there were several inconsistencies in his statements.”

Hudson was being held at the West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of vehicular homicide and gross negligence, De Anda said.


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Photo: Matthew Cory Hudson. Credit: Rialto Police Department