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Man Charged In Deadly Hit & Run Crash

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Luis Castilla (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Luis Castilla (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

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HIALEAH (CBS4) – A 22-year old man has been charged in a deadly hit and run accident in Miami-Dade which claimed a woman’s life.

According to police, 75-year old Delia Temoche was crossing 7th Street in the 8200 block when she was struck by white Toyota driven by 22-year old Luis Castilla.  Instead of stopping to see if he could help her, or wait for police, Castilla reportedly drove to Hialeah and pulled over in parking lot of the Banco Popular at 1640 W. 49th Street.
According to Hialeah police, Castilla and several other people in the car called police to report that they had been victims of a hit and run accident involving another car. Police believe they may have been trying to establish an alibi.

When officers showed up, they saw the damage to the front of this car and extensive damage to the windshield and connected it to Temoche.

Castilla had warrants out for his arrest for reckless driving, DUI with property damage, DUI and driving with an expired license.  He’s now facing new charges of leaving the scene of crash involving a fatality, vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and driving without a license involving a death.

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