Woman arrested, suspected of intentionally hitting and killing a man with her vehicle

A 24-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in what police say was an intentional hit-and-run collision in Westminster on Jan. 3, authorities announced Wednesday.

Saleena Isabelle Carra, from Colorado, was identified by Westminster Police detectives as a suspect in the hit and run in the 6500 block of Walt Street on Jan. 3 that killed 41-year-old Oscar Sandoval of Westminster. Westminster Police were initially searching for the driver of an older model gray or black Jeep Grand Cherokee who struck Sandoval at his residence.

The hit-and-run was deemed a homicide because Sandoval was “intentionally struck by the vehicle,” according to police.

The vehicle had endured extensive damage, including a missing driver’s side headlight housing that was recovered at the scene.

On Jan. 6, Westminster detectives contacted the Arvada Police Department, which located Carra at a residence in the area where she was taken into custody. The suspect vehicle was also located at the Arvada residence and impounded as evidence.

Carra was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of murder. She is awaiting extradition to California.

Westminster police were unable to clarify Wednesday night if there was any connection between Carra and Sandoval as the investigation is still ongoing.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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