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Commerce hit-and-run suspect surrenders to police

(Left) Investigators are shown at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Commerce on Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Right) Jose Torres, 19, is shown in this undated file photo. He was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

July 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A hit-and-run suspect who left a man dead in Commerce is now behind bars after he surrendered to police.

Police say Hugo Chavez, 21, of Bell, was driving a truck that struck and killed 19-year-old Jose Mendoza Torres on Thursday.

Investigators don't know exactly how the accident happened, but say it was in an area known for street racing.

Chavez will be arraigned on Tuesday.