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18-year-old arrested for Chandler hit-and-run that injured mom, child

Investigators said the teen was driving north in a Ford Mustang until he lost control, crashing into a tree, fence and the two victims.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — An 18-year-old man is accused of causing a crash in Chandler that injured a woman and her young child before fleeing the scene.

Luis Romo-Valadez, 18, was arrested for the crash that happened near Oakland and California streets on Oct. 21, according to the Chandler Police Department.

Investigators said Romo-Valadez was driving north in a Ford Mustang until he lost control, crashing into a tree, fence, and the two victims.

The woman and her child were hurt but will recover.

Romo-Valadez’s father called police to report his son for the crash. Officers said the teen admitted to fleeing from the scene because he was “scared.”

Romo-Valadez was booked into jail and faces a hit-and-run charge.

Editor's Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast.

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