A man run over by an SUV that slammed into a birthday barbecue on Saturday has died.
Emergency crews responded to the 5700 block of Glen Meadow blvd. at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday after people there said a driver ran a stop sign and then crashed into the carport of a house.
Two people, a man in his 40s and a man in his 70s, were struck by the vehicle. One of the men was holding a baby on his lap. The two men were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police said the baby was injured, but not seriously. Witnesses at the scene said the family was preparing for a birthday party that afternoon.
One of the injured men died at the hospital over night.
Police say the driver of the vehicle, Michael Smoltich, 23, fled from the scene after the crash, but was soon after taken into custody.
He faces three counts of failure to stop and render aid, one count of driving with an invalid license and one count of leaving the scene of a crime.