Photo: Alejandro Fernandez
SANTA CRUZ – On Wednesday June 5th shortly after 7pm, 55-year-old Dianna Crotty was struck by someone driving their vehicle, and later died from her injuries.
The incident occurred at Cedar and Maple Streets. Arriving officers found the victim pinned under the car that struck her.
The driver fled the scene and was seen jumping fences in his effort to get away. A Santa Cruz Police Department officer spotted the suspect, 27-year-old Alejandro Fernandez, downtown and arrested him for felony hit and run, DUI and probation violation.
His arrest occurred within an hour of the accident.