Stanton driver arrested after deadly Hesperia hit-and-run

A woman was arrested after a woman died and a man was critically injured after a hit-and-run in Hesperia, officials said Saturday.

Police responded to a traffic collision on Cottonwood Avenue, north of Sycamore Street, in Hesperia just after 4 a.m. Sunday, June 12. An investigation revealed Emily Castaneda, 29, of Hesperia, had fallen into the road when a 32-year-old man attempted to assist in getting her off the road.

Castaneda was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Both were struck by a car, now identified by police as a red 2019 Chevrolet Trax allegedly driven by Katrina Hernandez, 37, of Stanton, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

On Thursday, June 16, Hernandez was arrested driving the suspected involved vehicle in Stanton and booked on suspicion of a hit-and-run causing injury/death.

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