RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) --A 48-year-old Jurupa Valley man was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run crash in Highgrove that seriously injured a 7-year-old girl.
Brendan Vinson was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for felony hit-and-run on Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Vinson is believed to be the driver of the 1999 Chevrolet utility truck involved in Friday's crash.
The victim, Deasha Butts, suffered a broken pelvis and now has scars over 35 percent of her body.
Butts, who turned 7 years old on Tuesday and had to spend her birthday in the hospital, faces a long recovery.
The CHP said investigative work by police as well as vital tips provided by the public helped track down Vinson.