Driver Arrested for Fatal Pedestrian Accident
Additionally, police say they have arrested a suspect in the collision who fled the scene without stopping to help the injured woman, according to the Oakland Police Department. The suspect was allegedly engaged in a street race and speeding at the time of the collision, CBS News reports.
The motorist reportedly struck Santu Maya in a marked crosswalk at the intersection, but failed to stop.
Paramedics responded, however, she later died at from those injuries.
The woman was walking with her daughter and 10-year-old granddaughter at the time of the crash.
It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were factors in the traffic accident.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision may contact the Oakland Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.
The case remains under investigation.
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Source: Oakland PD, CBS News
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