Man Arrested in 2021 Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

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WILMINGTON, DE — The Wilmington Police announced the arrest of 25-year-old Jonathan Arroyo-Herrera in connection to a 2021 fatal motor vehicle collision.

Authorities stated that on December 23, 2021, at approximately 6:55 p.m., Wilmington Police responded to the 1400 block of West 2nd Street in reference to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located a victim – 36-year-old Santiago Castro – who later succumbed to his injuries. Prior to the arrival of police, the striking vehicle fled the scene of the collision. The case was assigned to the Wilmington Police Traffic Division – Collision Reconstruction Unit.

The investigation continued, and the efforts of the Collision Reconstruction Unit led to the identification of 25-year-old Jonathan Arroyo-Herrera as a suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On February 22, at approximately 12:15 p.m., members of Willmington’s Street Crimes Unit were able to take Arroyo-Herrera into custody without incident.

He has been charged with the following offense in addition to traffic violations:

  • Manslaughter

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $68,202 cash-only bail.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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