Photo: Georgia Mae Casey
Ventura County – Proving once again that the long arm of the law never rests, the Ventura Police Department Watch Commander’s office reported the April 11th arrest of 31-year-old Ventura resident Georgia Mae Casey following a year-long investigation into a fatal hit-and-run incident.
It was on April 25, 2017 that 43-year-old Ventura resident Estela Tejeda-Camacho, “while walking along Johnston Drive” in the vicinity of the Ventura County Government Center” was struck by what witnesses described as “a gold 2002 Acura MDX.” First responders to the scene immediately transported Tejeda-Camacho to Ventura County Medical Center, where she ultimately died as a result of traumatic head injuries.
As the city streets of Ventura are festooned with traffic surveillance video cameras at major intersections, multiple images from the scene showing the vehicle impacting the victim were released to the public “in the hopes of obtaining information from occupants of nearby vehicles” at the time of the impact.
The following year of ongoing investigation lead to the identification of Casey, who had been arrested two months prior on drug possession charges and who currently has “four other open court cases” involving drug and theft violations.
Casey was contacted on April 11th and taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail where she was booked on charges of driving under the influence of a drug, driving on a suspended license, and vehicular manslaughter, with her bail set at $115,000.