UPDATE: Man charged in hit and run that killed teen was driving on suspended license

Hector Arroyo

UPDATE: Hector Arroyo will spend 1 year in Eaton Country Jail beginning today. He has credit for 3 days and will be on probation for 5 years following.

Hector Arroyo pled guilty to driving on a suspended license which caused a death and a failure to stop at a fatal accident. The homicide charge was dismissed in plea agreement.

UPDATE: The driver accused in the hit and run accident that took the life of a Waverly High School student has been arraigned in court. Hector Arroyo, 68 of Lansing is charged with homicide, operating with a suspended license and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death.

A GoFundMe page has been setup to help support Helina Dirba’s family. Click to visit: In Loving Memory of Helina

6 News has learned Arroyo was driving on a suspended license at the time of the hit and run accident. Arroyo’s license was suspended in 2012.

EATON CO., Mich (WLNS) – 6 News has learned that the 14-year-old Waverly High School student who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning has died.

The Eaton County County Sheriff’s Department tells 6 News that 14-year-old Helina Dirba died this morning. The girl was struck near Waverly High School on West Michigan Avenue.

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday and was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

According to a news release from Waverly High School grief counselors are in the school today.

Stay with us as this story continues to develop. We will have updates online and on 6 News.

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