Police in Oakland are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run that killed a woman and her son on Saturday night.
The incident happened around 7:21 p.m. on 26th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
Police say a black two-door Mercedes was driving westbound on Foothill Boulevard and collided into three pedestrians crossing the street at 26th Avenue, in a marked crosswalk.
First responders arrived and provided medical attention to the 30-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son, and a 20-year-old man who is also a relative.
The mother, later identified as Alma Vasquez, and her son Angel Garcia, were taken to a local hospital but died from their injuries. The third victim remains in critical condition.
6-year-old Angel Garcia and his mother Alma Vasquez are the victims of fatal hit and run in Oakland last night. Family and friends left candles and flowers in their honor pic.twitter.com/elBXONU70R— Gayle Ong (@GayleOng) April 15, 2019
The father & husband of fatal hit and run victims Angel Garcia and Alma Vasquez tells me he lost his whole family. They were crossing 26 Ave & Foothill Blvd in Oakland last night to go to the laundromat @oaklandpoliceca still looking for the driver who fled the scene pic.twitter.com/GamaNrFK9b— Gayle Ong (@GayleOng) April 15, 2019
Authorities later found the car involved in another area of Oakland, but it had been abandoned.
Police say they have a possible identification of a suspect, however, no one is in custody at this time.
It remains unknown if alcohol was involved.
Police continue to investigate the crash. If you have any information, you are asked to call the investigation unit at (510) 777-8540.
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