Why so fast? Although Denver police haven't offered an explanation yet, Mikey's relatives say the car was racing a motorcycle when it slammed into the boy -- and just kept going.
Tracking down the owner of the car was a snap. Not only was a portion of the bumper dislodged.......but the license plate also wound up on the pavement along with Espinoza, who the Denver coroner's office says died of "multiple blunt injuries."
Lopez was tracked to his residence in Aurora and taken into custody before night's end -- and 7News notes that he's been through this drill before. The station reveals that he was busted for reckless driving two months ago and had been ordered to take a safe driving class by the first week of March.
Now, he's got other things on his agenda. He's slated to make his first court appearance today to hear charges against him that include reckless driving, again, and vehicular homicide.
As for the Espinoza family, members plan to stage a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. tonight near the spot where Mikey lost his life.
Here's the latest 7News report, followed by our initial report.Continue for our previous coverage, including photos and video.