Police: Freeport man arrested for fatal North Lawrence hit-and-run

Officials say 35-year-old Melvin Deleon struck 34-year-old Esmeralda Larios-Perez, of Inwood, on Dec. 12, 2023.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2024, 12:02 AM

Updated 135 days ago

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A Freeport man was arrested for a fatal hit-and-run that happened in North Lawrence.
Police say 35-year-old Melvin Deleon struck 34-year-old Esmeralda Larios-Perez, of Inwood, on Dec. 12, 2023.
They say Deleon failed to stop and continued driving.
Larios-Perez was pronounced dead at the scene.


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