Driver Arrested In Hit-And-Run That Killed Toddler

Omar Gonzalez Has Prior Convictions For Driving While Impaired

A man with two convictions for driving while impaired has been arrested in a hit-and-run that killed a toddler.

Omar Gonzalez, 33, was held at the Denver County Jail Wednesday on investigation of felony hit-and-run resulting in death and child abuse resulting in death.

At the time of his arrest, Gonzalez was a wanted fugitive in Jefferson County for driving with a revoked license and several felony charges.

Gonzalez is also accused of immigration violations, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a no-bond hold on him, according to Denver Jail records.

Police responded at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian in the 4400 block of West Nevada Place.

Dariana Martinez-Martin, who was 2-years-and-8-months-old, was crossing the street in the middle of the block when she was hit by a car, police said. The driver took off.

Police did not say where the girl's parents were and if they saw her cross the street.

The child was transported to Denver Health Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, the Denver coroner said. An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday to determine the cause and manner of death.

Officers obtained the vehicle description and plate number and issued a Medina Alert in an attempt to locate the hit-and-run car.

The alert, named after Denver parking valet Jose Medina who was killed in a hit-and-run last year, allows police to use taxi drivers, the local media and city Public Works electronic signs to spread the description of a suspected hit-and-run vehicle.

Police said they soon identified and arrested Gonzalez. He was booked in the jail late Tuesday night.

Gonzalez, who uses three aliases, has several convictions under the name Victor Omar Dominguez-Sierra, according to court records.

In Jefferson County, he is wanted as a fugitive in a 2010 arrest on charges of forging a government-issued document, criminal impersonation, driving with a revoked license, false reporting and a traffic violation, court records said.

Gonzalez was arrested in Douglas County for DUI in 2001 and pleaded guilty to to the lesser charge of driving while ability impaired. He had another DUI arrest in Adams County in 2003 that was also pleaded down to driving while impaired, court records said.

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