Union City man charged with reckless homicide after deadly hit and run crash

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Ramon Angulo Marin

UNION CITY, Ind. – A man was arrested after Union City police say he ran over three pedestrians with his car and then fled the scene Friday night.

Union City Emergency Services were dispatched to the 400 block of West Hickory Street around 10:08 p.m. to investigate the hit and run report. Police say a party was taking place at the residence.

When officers arrived to the scene, they discovered the three victims who were seriously injured. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were flown from the scene by CareFlight.

The victim who was killed has been identified as Jose Amelio Aguilar, 33.

The other two victims have been identified as Juan Aguilar,22 and Neptali Vasquez,27. Both are still listed in critical condition and reportedly in ICU.

Witnesses advised that a fight had broken out and that the suspect, Ramon Angulo Marin, 36, had started to flee the scene by backing up in his vehicle erratically and at a high rate of speed. Witnesses say he then struck all three of the pedestrians at this time, and continued backing up until striking St. Mary’s Church. He then fled the scene.

Marin and his vehicle were later located in the 600 block of North Union Street.

After speaking with investigators, Marin was transported to the Randolph County Jail and charged with voluntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. He is being held on a $200,000 bond and there has been a permanent retainer set from Immigration Customs Enforcement.