Driver in suspected fatal hit-skip that killed a child was out on bond for drug charges

Cleveland police have released the driver of a car that hit and killed a 9-year-old boy pending further investigation.

The driver, Adriana E. Flores was already out on bond for other criminal charges when the accident occurred.

Adriana E. Flores, 20, was released from Cleveland Police custody Sunday after Accident Investigation Unit Detectives conferred with the City Prosecutor's Office.

Flores is the suspected hit-skip driver from an accident that occurred on July 1st at 7:40 p.m. at 3418 W.98th street.

During the accident, Miguel Reed-Torres, 9, was killed.

According to police, Torres was chasing after another child who was riding a bike when he ran across the street and was struck by Flores.

Flores, who had a female passenger in her 2000 Chevy Blazer, jumped out and prayed over the child's body before jumping back into her Blazer and fleeing the scene.

Torres was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center by EMS where he later died.

Early Saturday morning, Flores turned herself into Cleveland Second District Police around 1:35 a.m.

Flores arrested for aggravated vehicular homicide and hit-skip, officers also impounded her Chevy Blazer as evidence during the investigation.

19 Action News ran a quick background check on Flores in Cuyahoga County. It turns out, Flores was out on a personal bond for several criminal charges stemming from an arrest on May 25th.

On May 25th, 2011, Flores was arrested on 4 counts of drug trafficking , 1 count of drug possession and 1 count of possessing criminal tools. She posted a $1500 personal bond on June 21st and was released from jail pending a pre-trial conference set for July 12th at 9 a.m. At the Justice Center.

In the meantime, a neighbor is taking a collection for the family of Miguel Reed-Torres and will be setting up an account in his name. To help or contribute, please contact Joyce Boyd at 216-322-5951.

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