Officials on Monday arrested a California woman after she performed a fatal hit-and-run. The woman dragged the victim for several hundred feet with her car and left the victim to die on Saturday, as per witnesses.
Authorities identified the suspect as Leila Gonzalez, 21, of Bell. Gonzalez was the driver of the vehicle that was involved in the hit-and-run, the officials said.
Witnesses, on the other hand, claimed that the woman following the incident “sped off” in her black Audi SUV without helping the victim.
“Somebody who clearly cared about her was frantically trying to do CPR. It may have been a relative or a friend because they were very distraught,” a witness said.
Angelina Pinedo, 21, with her sister was crossing the street in Redondo Beach, about 20 miles south of Los Angeles, when Gonzalez dragged her for several hundred feet with her black Audi. Pinedo died on the spot following the incident, according to the reports.
“Angelina spent every moment she possibly could with her family and friends, she was beloved by everyone who knew her,” said Pinedo-Torres.
Local sources say that the suspect has been booked regarding the fatal hit-and-run that ended up killing the college student at San Francisco State University.
On Sunday, authorities managed to locate the vehicle, and one of the officials during an interaction with the leading news channels shared that the car was inoperable after the collision. The officials also released an image of the SUV which clearly indicated large dents on its hood and front end after it allegedly hit the victim.
Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, and she is being held on $50,000.
There have been reports that the collision is under investigation and officials have asked anyone with information to contact Redondo Beach police Investigator Clint Daniel at (310) 379-2477 ext. 2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.