73° F

Police arrest driver after serious car crash on Ash Street

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:06:54 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 16 2013 09:00:34 AM CDT
Jesus Mendez-Castenada

Jesus Mendez-Castenada


Columbia police have made an arrest after a serious crash on Ash Street Tuesday evening.

The Columbia Fire Department was called to the scene of an accident on Ash Street and Ridgeway Avenue around 6 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of one vehicle had to be cut out by emergency crews.

According to officials, a white pickup truck slammed into the other driver's side door.

43-year-old Lynna Relford-Jones, 27-year-old Altamese White, 8-year-old Cecil Johnson and 8-month-old Carleitho White were all transported to University Hospital with serious injuries. Police say only Altamese White was wearing a seat belt.

For days, police had been searching for the driver. Thursday, police made an arrest in the case.

Police caught up to Jesus Mendez-Castaneda, 25, after a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Millbrook Court. Investigators say he had been a suspect in the crash and officers received a report he was in the area.

Police say Mendez-Castaneda had injuries consistent with being in a crash and admitted he was the driver of the white truck involved.

He was arrested on various charges including leaving the scene, four counts of second-degree assault, not having a valid drivers license and possession of cocaine.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus