A 33-year-old Soquel woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision in Santa Cruz two months ago, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Sundara Wertz was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run, the CHP said.
She is suspected of driving a white 1999 Infiniti QX4 that struck and killed Noel Hamilton, 31, as he was riding his bicycle on June 27, according to the CHP.
At about 10:10 p.m. that evening, Wertz's Infiniti was going north on Soquel-San Jose Road when it allegedly collided with Hamilton, who was also traveling north on his bike.
Hamilton, a Soquel resident, was pronounced dead on the road.
Wertz initially fled the scene and then returned to provide a
statement to CHP officers.
She surrendered to officers at about 4 p.m. at Santa Cruz County Jail following a CHP investigation that found she was responsible for the crash.
If convicted, Wertz could face punishments ranging from probation to a state prison sentence.
—Bay City News