Driver from Hit-and-Run that Killed 3-year-old Arrested

Merced Police arrested Isaac Gustavo Maldonado, 22, in connection with the hit-and-run that killed 3-year-old Dayveonna Polk Tuesday afternoon at R and 18th Streets in Merced.

He was charged with hit-and-run causing death, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, unlawful to drive and false ID to the police.

He is currently being held on more than $71,000 bail.

Maldonado was arrested Tuesday night at around 9:00 PM in Modesto, California by the Merced Police Department. The Honda Accord Maldonado was driving during this crime was also recovered.

Through some very diligent police work and the cooperation of residents in Merced, police were able to quickly locate and arrest Maldonado.

He has previous arrest for vandalism in 2016 and numerous for burglary in 2013 including a juvenile matter.



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