MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash has been arrested nearly a month after the collision.
The Morgantown Police Department says 27-year-old Codie Leigh Richards was arrested Wednesday after the Dec. 28 crash.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Temperatures On The Way
A news release from the department says Richards crossed into the wrong side of Dorsey Avenue and slammed head-on into 57-year-old Shelley Duffer’s car.
Richards’ minivan caught fire as she fled and she eventually took off on foot.READ MORE: Pfizer, BioNTech Begin Clinical Trial For Omicron-Specific COVID-19 Vaccine
Duffer died in a hospital 12 days after the crash.
Authorities arrested Richards in her Morgantown home. She’s charged with leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in death.MORE NEWS: Activists Want Desk Duty For Reinstated Penn Hills Officer Under Investigation In Shooting Death
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