The crash resulted in the death of Laura McDermott, 32. Esquibel's mother, Margrette, says the vehicle involved in the crash was hers, but her son was not the one behind the wheel.
Margrette Esquibel says it was her son's girlfriend who was driving, but police and District Attorney Mitchell Morrissey think otherwise.
"We are going to charge [Dennis Esquibel] as the driver of the hit-and-run accident that resulted in [McDermott's] death," Morrissey said.
Police confirm that two other women were in the car with Esquibel, but they have not been charged with a crime at this time.
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Laura McDermott's father, Gerry, says for the past few days he has been working on getting funeral and memorial service arrangements together. Now that all the plans are in place he says he and his family are dealing with unbearable pain and anger.
"We just got to see some of Laura yesterday and attend the cremation today," Gerry said. "Now I'm angry and hurt for my family. They have no idea the pain and impact they caused by being irresponsible."
Those who knew the 32-year-old say she will be remembered as a sweet and loving person who was full of life and always had a smile on her face.
Esquibel has a lengthy criminal history. He served time in prison for drugs and car theft and is on parole until next year.
Police say Crime Stoppers played a major role in helping them find the vehicle, the clue needed in cracking the case.
Gerry McDermott says funeral services will be held for Laura Friday.
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