Everett man charged in fatal Chelsea hit-and-run after fleeing country
An Everett man was charged Monday in a Chelsea hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 25-year-old Marco Salguero-Cruz on June 4, the Suffolk District Attorney’s office said in a statement.
Jose Daniel-Arevalo, 34, was arraigned on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of a collision causing death. He was held on $150,000 bail and ordered to wear a GPS monitor, submit to home confinement, and surrender his passport if released on bail, according to the statement.
Around 10:15 p.m. on June 4, Arevalo was allegedly driving a silver Toyota Camry when he hit Salguero-Cruz in the area of 284 Washington St., authorities said. The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Chelsea and state police recovered footage from several cameras that captured the car involved in the incident before and after the crash happened, according to the statement.
Investigators also recovered, isolated, and enhanced footage that was previously deleted from a private security camera showing the driver allegedly involved in the crash, the DA’s office said. These images were circulated to the media on November 21.
The next day, a person saw the pictures on Univision and contacted police, identifying Arevalo as the driver, according to authorities. Police independently identified Arevalo on the same day thanks to witness statements, social media, and Registry of Motor Vehicle records, authorities said.
Two days after the crash, Arevalo is believed to have fled to El Salvador, returning to the United States in November, the DA’s office said. The defendant was found in Texas and apprehended with the help of Texas Rangers on December 2, according to authorities. He was returned to Massachusetts Saturday.
Arevalo is expected back in court on January 5, according to the statement.
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