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Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run

WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal chase last October.

It began with a police pursuit in Old Town when officers spotted a suspect related to a 2007 murder case..

The chase reached 60 miles per hour before police called off the pursuit.

Two minutes later, the suspect's van crashed into a car at 24th and Arkansas killing 34-year-old Maria Martinez.

Two people were arrested at the scene, but the man believed to be driving the van got away.

A Crime Stoppers tip lead to the arrest Sunday of a 23-year-old Javier Rizo who has been booked for second-degree murder.

 

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