Man Arrested in Fatal Bronx Hit-and-Run Crash

Officials said a 1988 Toyota Sienna was going eastbound on East 233 Street at a high speed before veering onto the sidewalk

Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 9:19 AM EDT
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Man Arrested in Fatal Bronx Hit-and-Run Crash

Callender, inset, died when he was by a car in the Bronx Saturday.

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in the Bronx Saturday, police said.

Officials said a 1988 Toyota Sienna was going eastbound on East 233 Street at a high speed before veering onto the sidewalk and hitting 32-year-old Derrick Callender. The driver and the other people in the vehicle ditched the car and fled by foot, according to police.

The 22-year-old faces murder and manslaughter charges in connection with Callender's death.

Callender was standing on the curb outside of his Wakefield apartment when the out-of-control driver ran him over shortly after midnight, said Andres Sanchez, his father-in-law.

"Nice guy, nice guy," Sanchez said through tears, noting that Callender's children will have to grow up without their father. "He never had problems with nobody."

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