Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver Wanted in Fatal South Gate Crash in Custody: Police

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Bryan Rojas is shown in photos released by the South Gate Police Department on March 28, 2016.

Bryan Rojas is shown in photos released by the South Gate Police Department on March 28, 2016.

A man believed to be the hit-and-run driver who fled the scene of a collision that left two people dead in South Gate was taken into custody Tuesday, police said.

Bryan Rojas was arrested by South Gate Police Department detectives, according to a brief statement on the city’s website.

Rojas, 22, was wanted in connection with a crash Saturday near the Town Center Plaza shopping mall. He allegedly fled on foot from a vehicle that was driving fast when it struck a turning car.

The two-car collision left Lester Larios, 55, and Angie Ruiz, 15, dead. Five others were hospitalized, three of them critically.

A warrant was issued for Rojas’ arrest.