McKenzie Gilbert, 23, Killed in Santa Cruz Pedestrian Collision; Kelsey Knoll Charged with Murder
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (July 23, 2018) — Kelsey Knoll, 24, of Mount Herman, has been arrested and charged with murder after she allegedly struck and killed 23-year-old McKenzie Gilbert who was walking on Modesto Avenue, according to the Register Pajaronian.
The collision took place about 3:25 p.m. on Friday, July 20th in Santa Cruz. Knoll was driving a black 1999 Infiniti SUV as she drove westbound on Modesto Avenue. She struck the victim who died at the scene. The suspect was later located about a block away from the scene of the crash.
It’s unknown whether the suspect was DUI or speeding, but updates on this story will be made as more information is released.
Witnesses to this collision may contact police investigators at 420-5820.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, it appears that Kelsey Knoll is being held responsible for this woman’s death and faces several charges including murder.
We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family at this difficult time.
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