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Yakima Hit & Run Suspect Turns Himself In

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Yakima Police said guilt got the best of a suspect in a serious hit and run accident.

24-year-old Ranulfo Gonzalez Marquez turned himself in on Saturday, three days after he was involved in a car accident that seriously injured a pedestrian.

Police said 53-year-old James Henderson was thrown 100 feet after he was hit last week while crossing the intersection of 3rd Street and Maple.

Officers said the suspect parked his car in a nearby alley and then took off on foot toward Sarg Hubbard Park.

"In my law enforcement career, it's pretty rare to see someone injured this significantly and then left behind by a driver," said Sgt. Jay Seely with the Yakima Police Department.

Police said Marquez admitted to having a few beers before the incident.

His bail is set at $100,000. Right now, he's waiting for prosecutors to press charges.

Police tell us the victim is still in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.

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