A Nevada man who prosecutors say drove a car into three children and then fled the scene has been charged with manslaughter, authorities said Friday.
Manuel A. Hernandez Jr., 34, was booked into the Clark County Jail in Reno on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, one count of reckless homicide and two counts each of vehicel endangerment, according to jail records.
Hernandez is due in court on March 19.
He is also charged with two counts relating to the death of his daughter, ages 7 and 3, and one count relating to a third child, ages 2 and 2½, police said.
The 3-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in Reno, where she died.
Her sister was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according, and a 2-year old boy was hospitalized in serious condition with burns and other injuries.
The 3- and 4-year olds remain hospitalized.
No other details were immediately available.
Hospital spokeswoman Kristy Nichols said the children were in stable condition Friday.
A woman and a boy who live at the home where the car was found were not injured, Nichols said.
The mother was arrested and has not been charged.
The children were taken to hospitals for observation.
Clark County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said the investigation is continuing.
It was unclear what charges would be filed against Hernandez or his wife, according a statement from the sheriff’s office.
The driver, whom Bosenkovko did not name, was not injured and was being treated for injuries, he said.
“The investigation is ongoing.
We have not identified the suspect,” Bosenkko said.