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Jonathan Hernandez, 14, killed in bicycle collision with two hit-and-run drivers at Telegraph Road and Saticoy Avenue in Ventura, California
Investigators are still looking for the two drivers, and are hoping anyone with information will reach out to the Ventura Police Department Traffic Unit at (805) 339-4323. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Jonathan's mother started a GoFundMe site to help the family with his burial.
Investigators have gone through the surveillance video from the area and identified the first vehicle as a white tow truck with a flatbed, and the second vehicle as a silver or light-colored SUV — both of which did not stop after hitting Jonathan, investigators said.
Ventura Police Department announced Tuesday they took possession of the tow truck after the driver, identified as Martin Henderson, 50, contacted the department on Friday. After a preliminary investigation, police said they believe the tow truck driven by Henderson was involved in the collision, according to the Ventura Police Department.
Motorists who may have been in the area when the incident occurred shortly after midnight on Friday are asked to call investigators at 339-4323.
A judge on Friday denied a Ventura tow truck owner's request to reduce a felony charge he is facing for allegedly fleeing the scene of a fatal accident after a 14-year-old on a bicycle collided with the man's vehicle last year.
Hermin Martin Henderson, 53, appeared in Ventura County Superior Court to face the charges stemming from the accident reported about midnight Feb. 18, 2016.