UPDATE: Arrest made in hit-and-run crash that left Tucson boy dead

Ernesto Carrizoza, 39, facing second-degree murder charge

One child dead following hit and run in East Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run crash that left a Tucson boy dead and his brother seriously injured.

The Tucson Police Department said Ernesto Carrizoza, 39, is facing a charge of second-degree murder and other felonies. He is being held on a $1 million bond.

Edouard Lautaire, 9, was killed and Maximilien Lautaire, 11, was injured when they were hit by an BMW SUV on the east side of Tucson Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Ernesto Carrizoza
Ernesto Carrizoza (Source: PCSD)

The Tucson Police Department said it happened around 5 p.m. on East Broadway Boulevard, near Sarnoff Drive.

The TPD said Valentina Lautaire and her two children were in a crosswalk when the accident happened.

Edouard, left, and Maximilien Lautaire were hit by a vehicle in Tucson on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Edouard, 9, died while Max, 10, suffered serious injuries. Their mother Valentina, was not injured.
Edouard, left, and Maximilien Lautaire were hit by a vehicle in Tucson on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Edouard, 9, died while Max, 10, suffered serious injuries. Their mother Valentina, was not injured. (Source: Father Andriy Chirovsky)

According to Father Andriy Chirovsky of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Valentina was not injured in the accident. A GoFundMe drive for Edward’s funeral expenses and Max’s medical bills raised more than $35,000 by Friday afternoon. You can donate HERE.

Witnesses said the driver of the BMW initially slowed down after the crash, but then sped away.

As investigators were working the crash, a TPD cruiser was hit by a different vehicle. The officer was not in the cruiser at the time and there were no injuries.

Last night, while blocking an intersection for a fatal collision, a vehicle crashed into one of our patrol cars....

Posted by Tucson Police Officers Association on Thursday, October 1, 2020

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