Elijah Torres Obituary, Accident – In a recent incident in Oldham County, Kentucky, a Flock camera installed just 12 hours before a fatal hit-and-run played a crucial role in the immediate arrest of the suspect. The incident occurred on July 8, shortly after midnight, when officers from the Oldham County Police responded to a hit-and-run on Lagrange Road in Crestwood.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officers discovered the lifeless body of a man identified as 20-year-old Elijah Torres from Louisville. Utilizing the newly installed Flock cameras, authorities were able to trace the path taken by the driver who fled the scene after striking Torres.
Based on the information obtained from the Flock cameras, police located a red 1999 Dodge Durango at a residence merely one mile away from the crash site. The vehicle matched the description captured by the Flock cameras, and an emblem found at the scene corresponded to the identified vehicle.
During their investigation, officers questioned a woman at the residence who disclosed that her boyfriend owned the car and had been driving it home that night. The police discovered that the damage on the car aligned with the evidence found at the crash site, and an open container was also discovered in the driver’s side cup holder.
Furthermore, officers reported that the owner of the vehicle and suspected driver, 25-year-old Jose Gutierrez-Sanchez from Crestwood, exhibited signs of alcohol consumption. Consequently, Gutierrez-Sanchez was arrested at the residence, where the vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident was found.
A Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) conducted on Gutierrez-Sanchez indicated the presence of alcohol, and the authorities are awaiting the results of a blood test. Gutierrez-Sanchez has been charged with several offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, failure to report a traffic accident, and second-degree manslaughter.
As of now, Gutierrez-Sanchez is being held at the Oldham County Detention Center. The Oldham County Police Department encourages anyone with information related to the case to contact them at (502) 222-1300 or provide information through their online crime top portal.