Arrest made in fatal January hit-and-run in Ocala

Ocala police officers have made an arrest in a fatal hit and run that took the lives of two people in Downtown Ocala on January 13.

Joshua Zuniga, 29, is charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving death. 

Investigators said around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, Alicha Andino, 39, and Jessie Caldero, 28, were hit by a 2014 Nissan Frontier as they were walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of E SR 40 and NE 1st Ave. 

According to police, Zuniga was the driver of that Nissan Frontier and was travelling at a high rate of speed when the two victims were struck and killed.   They said he did not stop, but instead, left the scene and later abandoned the vehicle just west of U.S. Hwy 441 on State Road 40. 

Zuniga was expected to be booked into the Marion County Jail late Wednesday.