Woman, 19, charged in deadly hit-and-run accident in Delaware

November 8, 2012 10:09:39 AM PST
Delaware State Police have made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run accident.

Investigators say 19-year-old Brenda Nazario of Bear, Delaware struck two women on Corporate Boulevard in Newark.

It happened at 7:30 a.m. on September 25th.

52-year-old Maria Eldreth of Wilmington died of her injuries. 67-year-old Judith Johnson of Newark was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say Nazario left the scene of the accident and several hours later reported striking an unknown object on I-95.

Investigators were later able to connect Nazario with the earlier hit-and-run.

Nazario was arrested Tuesday. She has been charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death, a felony. She is also charged with leaving the scene of a collision resulting in injury.

She was arraigned and released on $10,000 bail.


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