Grand Rapids man jailed after running from car accident that killed an 8-year-old Detroit girl

21-year-old Byron Juarez accused of driving drunk, running from car accident that killed 1 child, injured 2

Published On: Dec 27 2012 08:43:06 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 27 2012 09:44:36 AM EST

A 21-year-old Grand Rapids man has been jailed on a $750,000 bond, accused of driving drunk when he ran a traffic signal in his SUV, struck a car, killed an 8-year-old girl and fled the scene.

The victim is identified as Dayma Roblero of Detroit. Two other children were hospitalized after Monday's crash in Grand Rapids, report and WOOD-TV.

Read: 3 killed in Christmas Day car collision in Salem Township.

Byron Juarez was arraigned Wednesday in Grand Rapids District Court on charges of drunken driving causing death and failure to stop at a fatal accident.

The Kent County jail says there's no information on whether he has a lawyer.

Police say Juarez and 25-year-old passenger Marco Coronado-Augustin got out and ran, but witnesses helped police catch them.

Coronado-Augustin is charged with resisting an officer and was freed on bond.

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