Gavyn was hit while inside his stroller that was being pushed by his mother Angela Barnett and 9-year-old sister Serrena while they were crossing a crosswalk earlier this year.
The suspect identified as Kimberly Munoz was reported by her ex-boyfriend to the West Valley City Police as the person responsible for the accident. He contacted West Valley City Police claiming he had information regarding the driver responsible for the said hit-and-run.
The report added that Munoz admitted to being the driver of the car that struck the stroller the night of the auto-pedestrian accident. The information she told police were found to match the details obtained in the investigation conducted by authorities after the accident. Munoz was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on a hit-and-run, a third-degree felony, and improper lookout–a class C misdemeanor–according to the press release.
Christensen & Hymas is glad that the driver of the hit-and–run accident that killed young Gavyn was finally identified. Hit-and-run is a callous act that hurts surviving family because the person responsible is sometimes never brought to justice. It is best to admit the mistake and face the consequences rather than flee the scene of the accident. We express our gratitude to the man who came forward about his ex-girlfriend and informed police that eventually brought resolution to the case. Without the information he had provided, the case may have never been solved.
Christensen & Hymas helps victims of hit-and-run accidents. Competent lawyers such as those working for Christensen & Hymas can greatly help grieving families and injured individuals get the compensation they deserve from the pain and suffering endured from the accident. Call us at (801)506-0800 for a free consultation.
Original article by Tiffany DeMasters of Fox13
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