UPDATE (9:04 PM)- New information about Thursday night's, December 26th, deadly hit and run in Sparks. Police have identified the victim as 79-year-old Conception Baggett of Napa, California, she was in town visiting relatives and later died late Thursday night from her injuries at the hospital.
SPARKS, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) - The Sparks Police Department have made an arrest in connection to a hit-and-run accident on Oddie Blvd that left one woman dead Thursday night.
They arrested Tamara Hanson (a.k.a. Tamara Cossey), a 30-year-old Reno resident. Cossey was interviewed and admitted to being the driver. She was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving Death, and her bail was set at $20,000.
The accident occurred at the corner of Oddie Boulevard and Sullivan Lane, at approximately 9:15 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they located the victim unresponsive and laying in the roadway. She was transported to Renown Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
A witness returned to the scene and told officers that he had followed the vehicle involved in the accident to an apartment complex. Detectives went to the Community Apartments, located in the 2300-block of Wedekind Road in Reno, and located the vehicle. They also found damage which appeared to be related to the accident.
The Sparks Police Department is working with the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office to locate and notify the victim's family. The name will not be released until this is accomplished.