AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A suspect has been identified in a hit-and-run that killed a five-year-old girl in southeast Austin in March.
Jorge Alberto Granados, 24, has been charged with three counts of failure to stop and render aid in connection with the crash that injured five-year-old Illianna Martinez and her parents.
Illianna later died from her injuries at Dell's Children's Hospital.
On March 21, Illianna and her parents were driving northbound on Palo Blanco Lane, turning left onto Teri Road, when police said a black Dodge Ram struck them from the left side. According to two witnesses identified in the affidavit, Granados and two other female passengers exited the Dodge Ram and ran away.
Granados was described by the witnesses as a light skinned Hispanic wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. Police later went to the residence of the registered owner of the Ram and spoke to the owner and mother of the suspect who stated that Granados came home shortly after the crash occured and informed her that he had wrecked the truck, according to the affidavit. She confirmed to police that Granados was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans as described by the witnesses.