Man, 22, Charged In Death Of Girl Fatally Struck By Car In Methuen

Police say they've arrested a man and charged him in the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old girl in Methuen.

Police Chief Joseph Solomon says 22-year-old Steven Toro, of Lawrence, was arrested Saturday evening and charged with motor vehicle homicide and other offenses in connection with Jadee Soto's death Thursday night.

Investigators say Jadee was struck as she and her father stepped into the street.

The vehicle then drove toward Lawrence.

The girl was thrown into the air and hit by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. She died at the hospital.

Toro is being held at the Methuen Police Department pending arraignment Monday in Lawrence District Court. It wasn't immediately known if he's represented by a lawyer.

Solomon says information provided by the public resulted in the arrest.

This article was originally published on September 08, 2017.


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