Francisco Javier Montano Allegedly Failed to Stop Truck After Girlfriend and Baby Fell Out

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Courtesy of Santa Ana Police Department
The toddler is reported in stable condition.
An arraignment statement indicates Gloria Sanchez, who was holding her 13-month-old daughter, fell out of the Toyota RAV4 her boyfriend was driving on West Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana on Halloween night. However, while Francisco Javier Montano is no longer suspected of having pushed his girlfriend to her death and his daughter into hospital care, he is facing charges that could send him to state prison for seven years and six months, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

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Francisco Javier Montano
Witnesses saw the events unfold around 8 p.m. Thursday, when 21-year-old Sanchez and the girl were found lying in the street in the 1600 block of West Edinger Avenue. The mother later died at a local hospital but her daughter's injuries were not considered life-threatening. She is now reported in stable condition.

Police mounted a search for the driver of a dark-colored pickup before 21-year-old Montano turned himself and his black Toyota Rav4 into police on Friday. The Irvine resident was held on $200,000 bail for alleged felony hit and run.

According to the OCDA, Montano failed to stop the Rav4 after the females fell out of the vehicle, allegedly continuing to drive on as they lay on the street.

He was scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana Tuesday afternoon on one felony count of hit and run with permanent injury or death, one felony count of child abuse and endangerment, and one misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues, and anyone with additional information is asked to call Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at 714.347.8492 or the Santa Ana Police Homicide Unit at 714.245.8390.

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23 comments
Amanda Gonzalez
Amanda Gonzalez

I hope this fucking dumbass gets fucking raped in jail for what he didn't fucking cunt !

Emily Cox
Emily Cox

What in God's name is WRONG with this guy?!?!? 7 years and 6 months isn't a long enough sentence!!!

René Bruce
René Bruce

I'm betting she jumped ! And prob not really moving very fast, it's crazy anyway you slice it, kid needs to be put in new foster home STAT !

René Bruce
René Bruce

Not parents... he's just a donor, and she is a skanky whore that spread her legs with an idiot, I hope the girl gets put into a foster home and the two looser's get shipped back to Latin America !

DaniGirl949
DaniGirl949

Very very sad- to those that state it's shaming the mother- sadly these are hard core "facts". Nonetheless, with that said, it's a terrible lesson on how one should always wear a seatbelt. The article does not state how long they had been in the car, nor how many miles they went from the time they got in the car to the time of the accident- however, the driver is a moron!

familyguthier
familyguthier

Nice shaming of the dead mother. Feels good right?

johnny_automatic
johnny_automatic

maybe this will be a blessing in the long run for this child....imagine her life raised by these two geniuses.

Melissa Sims
Melissa Sims

Is no one going to address the white elephant here? How, EXACTLY, does one 'fall out' of a moving vehicle? And like the other person said...why was the mother holding a 13-month old and not have her in a car seat?

John Hald
John Hald

Hope he gets jumped in theo lacy

Angela Martinez
Angela Martinez

Why would he not stop? obviously some major bs going on here.

Marisa McFly
Marisa McFly

Wow this is really fucked up! Poor child! ...

Ricardo De La O
Ricardo De La O

1. This guys should be locked up no question. 2. Why the fuck was the GF holding her kid instead of having her in the car seat? -_- Terrible parents.

deecomm46
deecomm46

@René Bruce The mother died and you're being a jerk.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@Ricardo De La O  

I agree. No parent is perfect...but not securing your baby in a car seat shows a gross lack of common sense! :-(

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