On Friday, Barnstable, a small town in the town of Massachusetts, bore witness to a tragic event which claimed the life of a 62-year-old man in a hit-and-run accident. The suspect, a 33-year-old woman turned herself in on Saturday.
Barnstable Hit-and-Run Suspect Identified
Sarah Hunt, a 33-year-old Centerville resident, was behind the wheel of her 2000 Toyota Camry when she hit a senior citizen on Friday night. Police investigation revealed that several witnesses saw Hunt’s car racing across Route 28.
According to the witnesses, John Pina, the 62-year-old citizen who lost his life in the Barnstable hit-and-run, was crossing the street when he was run over by Hunt’s car. Following the crash, Hunt got out of her car and went to check up on her victim.
Baffling enough, instead of calling the paramedics, Hunt jumped back into her car and made off before the authorities could arrive at the scene. Pina was rushed to the Cape Cod Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterward.
The initial police interviews revealed that Pina was hit by a light-brown Toyota vehicle and that the car’s operator was a Caucasian woman with dark hair. However, the authorities’ attempts of identifying the Barnstable hit-and-run proved to be unsuccessful until late Saturday.
At approximately 3 p.m., Sarah Hunt entered the Barnstable Station and admitted to being the author of the deadly hit-and-run accident. The woman was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts including fleeing the scene of a deadly accident, negligent use of a vehicle which resulted in homicide, and operating a vehicle while a container is open.
Based on the Barnstable hit-and-run suspect’s statements, the authorities found the damaged 2000 Toyota Camry vehicle locked away in the woman’s garage. At the moment, the case is still under scrutiny, and we should get more details in the days to come.
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