MIAMI (WSVN) - Police have arrested a teenager accused of being the driver who crashed into another vehicle in Miami, killing the driver, and not stopping.

“It’s not fair,” said Yaquelin Acosta, the victim’s daughter.

The family of 63-year-old Mayra Sanchez are thankful for the quick capture after Miami Police arrested 17-year-old Fernando Altamirano, accusing him of causing a deadly crash that killed Sanchez and seriously hurt another woman.

“This is the last thing any family wants,” said Acosta.

Police told 7News that Altamirano was driving a stolen white Range Rover south on Northwest 11th Avenue, when they said he ran the stop sign at Northwest Third Street, hitting Sanchez’s red Sedan.

Surveillance video shows Sanchez’s car crashing into another parked car before coming to a stop. Seconds later, the video shows Altamirano and several other teens running off, as Sanchez and her passenger were trapped inside her car.

“My mom was asking for help, and they don’t even stop,” said Acosta.

Miami Police cite good detective work, and the neighborhood’s help in making an arrest.

“One of our neighborhood resource officers in Little Havana, he was able to see some of these videos and be able to identify who these kids were, because we have arrested them before, and we have dealt with them before,” said Miami-Dade Police Department Officer Michael Vega.

As Altamirano sits in jail, Sanchez’s family said justice has been served.

“I know he’s just 17 years old. I mean, he needs to pay for what he did,” said Acosta.

Police also took a teen passenger into custody but has not been charged yet.

Altamirano faces five felony charges, including vehicular homicide.

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