Arrest made in Merced hit-and-run that killed a 3-year-old girl

Suspect caught in Modesto

MERCED, California - Merced police have made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run.

Officers arrested 22 year old Issac Maldonado Tuesday night in Modesto. He's suspected of running over 3-year-old Dayveonna Polk Monday afternoon on R and West 8th streets. Police say Maldonado's Honda Accord was also recovered.

Dayveonna died the following day.

Maldonado was booked into Merced County Jail for felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.


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