Police: Tip results in woman’s arrest in 2016 hit-and-run

March 9, 2018

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say a tip has resulted in the arrest of a 34-year-old woman in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred almost exactly two years ago.

Police say Felicia Marie Hernandez was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

William Hawkins Jr. was killed March 6, 2016, as he walked along a street and was struck and killed by a passing vehicle about a block from his apartment.

The driver didn’t stop and left the scene, but police says Hernandez acknowledged during an interview that she was the driver.

She remained jailed Friday and court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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