Father of Baby Found in Street Surrenders

The woman and child were seen falling from a moving pickup truck, after jumping or possibly being pushed

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    This 13-month-old baby was found in the street injured after either falling or being pushed out of a moving truck in Santa Ana -- along with her mother who died, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The girl's father surrendered to police two days later, officials said.

    The father of a 13-month-old girl found injured in the street after either falling or being pushed out of a moving truck -- along with her mother who died -- surrendered to police, officials said Saturday.

    Fransico Montano, 21, turned himself and his black Toyota Rav4 into detectives at the Santa Ana Police Department, officials said in a press release.

    He was booked into jail on felony hit-and-run charges in connection with Thursday night's discovery of a dead woman lying next to her baby girl in the 1600 block of West Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana.

    The woman was identified as Gloria Sanchez, 21. Montano was the victim's boyfriend and father of the child, police said.

    Family members contacted police after seeing media reports about the case.

    Police said Sanchez suffered major trauma apparently as a result of either being pushed or having jumped from a vehicle that was traveling east on Edinger.

    She died at a hospital.

    The baby in stable condition.

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