Girl, 12, killed in Castro Valley hit-and-run crash; driver arrested

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CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KRON) – A man is in jail after turning himself in to police in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl.

It happened Monday around 3:30 p.m. at Crow Canyon and Manter Road, just off I-580.

Authorities said the victim, 12-year-old Lana Carlos, was walking with her older sister Jadyn in the crosswalk when they were hit by the driver, Joshua Byrne.

Surveillance video shows Jadyn tried to pull her sister back before she was hit and killed by Byrne, who was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Jadyn Carlos (left) and Lana Carlos (right) were walking together in the crosswalk at Crow Canyon and Manter Road in Castro Valley on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 when a hit-and-run driver plowed through the intersection, hitting Lana. She later died at the hospital. / Family photo provided to KRON4

The family shared a photo of the two girls and called them “inseparable.”

Byrne surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning but in a press conference officials said Byrne had not admitted to any charges.

He has been arrested for felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-582-9028.

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