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VIPD: Marco Arroyo-Torres Charged In Vehicular Death Of 5-Year-Old St. Croix Girl

CHRISTIANSTED — Police have charged a man in connection with a two-car accident that left a five-year-old girl dead Sunday.

Marco Arroyo-Torres, 43, of St. Croix was charged with negligent homicide, involuntary manslaughter and failure to drive on the left, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Arroyo-Torres was the driver in a S-10 Chevy pick-up truck in connection with the two-car collision causing the death of the five-year-old minor girl Penelope Tutein,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Bail for Arroyo-Torres was set at $25,000. He was able to  post the 10 percent requirement and released, Dratte said.

The VIPD’s Traffic Division Bureau arrested Arroyo-Torres on Monday, according to police.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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