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Police arrest suspect in Florida hit-and-run that killed single mother

Shane L Cruz Jr. is suspected of fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a Florida single mother.

Shane L Cruz Jr. is suspected of fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a Florida single mother.  (MyFoxOrlando.com)

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Florida mother and injured another.

Shane L. Cruz Jr. was arrested Wednesday and charged with vehicular homicide, grand theft auto and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.

The 21-year-old allegedly slammed a stolen minivan into a Nissan, killing passenger Laguadia Terry, and sending driver Sterling Slaton to the hospital. Police say Cruz then ran from the crash scene.

The single mother had reportedly just passed a college exam to become a nurse.

Terry’s 3-year-old daughter is staying with a grandmother, MyFoxOrlando.com reported.

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