Police ID victim, driver in fatal collision
Police have released the names of the victim and driver in a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on Saturday.
The girl killed in the accident has been identified as 14-year-old Jazmine Reyes. Her age had previously been given as 15 years old. The driver of the black Dodge Avenger has been identified as George Espinoza-Teran, 21.
Police responded to a report of a vehicle that hit a pedestrian in the 2200 block of South Avenue C at about 7:05 p.m. The initial investigation revealed that Espinoza-Teran was traveling north on Avenue C when he reportedly struck Reyes, who was crossing Avenue C with two friends.
An ambulance transported Reyes to Yuma Regional Medical Center with lifethreatening injuries. She was later pronounced dead. The other two girls were not injured, police said.
The case continues to be under investigation, according to Public Affairs Sgt. Lori Franklin of the Yuma Police Department. Police encourage anyone with any information about this case to call (928) 373-4700 or 78-CRIME at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.