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Woman turns herself in after deadly hit-and-run in Coalinga

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coalinga Police have just released details on a hit-and-run crash that left a 58-year-old man dead Friday night.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on east Polk near Thompson. Investigators say the victim was hit by a car while walking his dog.

He's been identified as 58-year-old Anacleto Ortega.

Police say the driver of the car left the scene of the accident, but showed up a half hour later at the police department to turn herself in.

The driver -- 57-year old Bertha Zuniga -- was taken into custody. Police tell us she will be charged with felony hit-and-run as well as driving without a license.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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