Man turns himself in after fatal hit-and-run in Phoenix
Mabior Ding By Jennifer Thomas
By Andrew Michalscheck
PHOENIX -- The driver of the vehicle involved in a collision that killed an 11-year-old boy over the weekend turned himself in Tuesday morning, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said Mabior Ding, 32, will be booked for manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
Crump said Enoc Quijada, his sister and their mother were walking through the parking lot of an apartment complex near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road Saturday evening when Enoc was hit by a silver 1999 Isuzu Amigo backing out of a parking spot.
Enoc died at an area hospital.
Police said evidence at the scene indicates Ding hadn't removed the security device from the steering wheel before backing up, preventing him from steering or stopping the vehicle.
After striking Enoc, the vehicle went through a block fence and onto an adjacent property before coming to a stop.
Ding helped pull the child out from underneath the vehicle and then walked away from the scene.
Witnesses said Ding had been drinking prior to getting into the vehicle.