Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Woman Killed by Hit & Run Accident - Driver Arrested

Amber DeJesus
UPDATE: The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit received information about the driver and vehicle involved in this collision on 11/19/2011. This information led to the arrest of Amber DeJesus. She was subsequently charged with Felony Hit and Run and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A woman was crossing the 5900 block of Monroe Road when she was struck by a vehicle that was headed inbound toward downtown Charlotte. This vehicle left the scene without leaving any information or rendering aid to the victim.  The victim has been identified as Valerie Miranda.

Medic arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation. The information gathered at the scene indicates the suspect vehicle could be a dark colored pick-up truck with dually rear wheels. This vehicle could have damage to the right front headlight assembly and right front corner.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or the Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169.