Driver accused in deadly hit-and-run caught: Ocala Police

By Spectrum News 13 Staff,
Last Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 11:57 AM EST

The Ocala Police Department stated that it has arrested the man accused of running down two women as they tried to cross the street that killing them both.

The suspect, 29-year-old Joshua Zuniga, is facing two charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.

The accident happened on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at around 11:34 p.m.

Investigators say Zuniga is believed to be the driver of a silver Nissan pickup that was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit 39-year-old Alicha Andino and 28-year-old Jessie Caldero as they were leaving a nearby Walmart.

Police found the abandoned vehicle a couple of blocks away. Zuniga was expected to go before a judge Thursday morning, but his cased was moved to Friday.