Pedestrian hit and killed in Carson City identified

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Updated: 3/19/2013 10:49 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the woman who was hit and killed on Sunday in Carson City on Highway 50.

Celeste Santens, 27, was hit and killed by a black 1999 Ford Expedition SUV as she attempted to walk across the 4-lane highway around 11:00 pm Sunday evening.

NHP says the driver of the SUV, 48-year-old Cynthia A. Munroe of Dayton, fled the crash scene and was located a short time later in Dayton. She submitted to a voluntary blood draw before being booked into the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility for leaving the scene of an accident causing injury as well as operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Her total bail was $10,000. She posted bond and was released from jail early yesterday morning.

Witnesses to the crash, or anyone with additional information, are encouraged to contact Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team. He is the lead investigator for this tragic event and can be contacted at dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us or (775) 689-4623 regarding case number NHP-130317065.

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