20-Year-Old Amy Merino-Rios Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Accident near Floral Avenue
SELMA, CA (June 30, 2023) – Late Saturday night, Cameron Thomas Bethel was hurt in a hit-and-run pedestrian collision on Highland Avenue.
The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m., near Floral Avenue on June 17th.
Per reports, the driver of a vehicle struck 19-year-old Bethel as he attempted to cross the highway. Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without contacting authorities or rendering aid.
Medical personnel arrived and transported Bethel to a nearby hospital. Crews say he was suffering from a broken leg and back.
Following preliminary duties, officers located the involved driver, 20-year-old Amy Merino-Rios in a nearby parking lot. As a result, police took her into custody with a felony hit-and-run charge.
Authorities also say that alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor. Once available, further details will be provided.
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