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Arrest made in Los Banos soldier hit-and-run death

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a Los Banos soldier.

The suspect is identified as Jesse Fuentes, 23, from Los Banos. Police say Fuentes was driving a Ford truck, when he hit Fernando Buenrostro Junior.

The 18-year-old national guardsman was riding a motorized scooter at the time.

The hit-and-run happened Saturday night, near the intersection of Fairmont Drive and Cardinal Street in Los Banos.

Fernando suffered major head injuries and died at the hospital. Authorities say the suspect is cooperating with detectives and has provided details about the crash.

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