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Kanoelani Kirksey Arrested after Deadly Hit-and-Run Collision near Emerald Drive

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 12, 2021) – Police arrested a woman Sunday after a hit-and-run on State Route 78 that killed Courtney Dyar.

According to the CHP, the incident occurred around 5:45 a.m., on the westbound lanes of the highway near Emerald Drive.

Investigators claimed that a westbound white Volkswagen sedan struck a person walking in the main lanes of the freeway. Eventually, paramedics responded and declared 27-year-old Courtney Dyar dead at the scene.

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Dyar walked around a road construction sign to the westbound lanes before a vehicle struck her.

Later on, the CHP located and arrested 24-year-old Kanoelani Kirksey for felony hit-and-run and other related charges.

San Diego Officials are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact CHP at 760-643-3400.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Courtney Dyar.


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