SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A woman has been arrested after she allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian overnight in South Sacramento. Police say she was under the influence at the time of the crash.
At around 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Sacramento police were called to the area of Stockton Blvd. and Fruitridge Rd., where a motorist had reportedly hit a pedestrian, then left. At the scene, officers found a man, who was critically injured. Police tried to help the man, but he died at the scene, according to a Sacramento Police Department statement.READ MORE: Verizon Delays 5G Rollout Again Amid Safety Concerns At Airports
A short time later, the suspect vehicle and driver were reportedly located by authorities close to where the hit-and-run crash had occurred. Investigators say the alleged driver, identified as 33-year-old Oletha Durham, had stolen the vehicle and was driving under the influence at the time of the incident.READ MORE: Woman Charged In 'Largest EDD Fraud Scheme' In Sacramento County
Durham was arrested on charges of felony vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a collision, vehicle theft, and driving under the influence.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim after his next of kin have been notified, they say.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Neighborhood Gets New 20-Foot Tall Mural
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.