RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Oregon man wanted in that state on domestic violence-related charges was arrested in Nevada after he ran a red light and collided with another car, killing a 6-year-old child, authorities said Thursday.
Reno and Sparks police officers who knew of the Oregon warrant for Jesse Allen Bennett, 33, of Eugene, had attempted to pull him over before the crash at a Reno intersection Wednesday night, the Nevada Highway Patrol said in a statement.
The car struck the side of the vehicle carrying the child who died, the Highway Patrol said. The victim’s identity was not released.
After the crash, Bennett ran but was apprehended and a passenger who also fled remained at large, the Highway Patrol said.
Bennett remained jailed Thursday on an Oregon warrant as well as Nevada charges of DUI, felon in possession of a firearm and other crimes, according to jail records. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Oregon charges against Bennett included attempted kidnapping, strangulation constituting domestic violence, assault constituting domestic violence, and failure to comply with terms of probation, the Highway Patrol said.