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Charges dropped in toddler hit-and-run fatality

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 12:06:38-05

JEROME, Idaho (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a case against an Idaho man they said left a car crash that killed a 2-year-old boy in 2014.

The Times-News reported that the 26-year-old man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Thursday, but the case was instead dismissed on a motion by a deputy prosecuting attorney.

Jerome County Prosecutor John Horgan's office will have the option to re-file the charges. Horgan would not comment on the case, so it's not clear if he intends to pursue new charges.

The defense attorney also said he had no comment.

The toddler's father, Sergio Garcia, says prosecutors told him Wednesday there wasn't enough evidence to continue with the case.

Garcia says he wants justice.