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El Monte crossing guard struck in hit-and-run; suspect driver faces possible charges

A map indicates the location of a hit-and-run crash involving a crossing guard in the intersection of Fineview Street and Durfee Avenue in El Monte on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

April 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man suspected of mowing down a crossing guard in El Monte and then leaving the scene faces possible criminal charges.

The 51-year-old woman was struck at the intersection of Fineview Street and Durfee Avenue Tuesday morning. She was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Police later arrested 44-year-old Miguel Nevarez Jr. and impounded his 2002 GMC pickup truck. Investigators say they tracked him down with the help of witness information.

Nevarez was released after posting $100,000 bail.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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