Courtesy of WRCR.
A Spring Valley man faces increased charges now that a hit-and-run victim has died of his injuries. 29 year-old Christain Lemus-Vasquez faces “leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death,” that’s a felony. Clarkstown Police say it began on Friday morning when several pedestrians were reportedly struck by a vehicle near 17 South Second Avenue in Nanuet. Clarkstown Police Detective Norman Peters says they found two victims, who had been working on a garbage truck…
They two were taken to area hospitals. Clarkstown Detectives tracked down Lemus-Vasquez, who was arrested and initially charged with “leaving the scene of a serious physical injury accident.” He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. One of the victims, a former Spring Valley High School football standout, then died Sunday of his injuries and the charges were upgraded. Lemus-Vasquez voluntarily came to Clarkstown Police headquarters yesterday for arraignment. He was released on $5,000 bail and is due to return to court on a future date.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe has been set up for the victim, Estibe Bustos Ceballos, a native of Ecuador and married father of two young children who graduated Spring Valley High School four years ago. The GoFundMe was set up by Spring Valley Football Coach Andrew Delva.