18-Year-Old Killed, 35-Year-Old Woman Arrested after Fatal Pedestrian Accident near Rio Vista Road

FORESTVILLE, CA (September 7, 2023) – Sunday, Alyssa Whitten was arrested and Oswaldo Cardenas Jr., died in a pedestrian crash on River Road. The incident occurred around 5:20 a.m., near Rio Vista Road on September 1st. Per reports, Whitten was driving a Buick Enclave and struck the male pedestrian for reasons unknown. Whitten then fled the scene without rendering aid or contacting authorities. Due to the impact of the collision, 18-year-old Cardenas Jr., suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. On Wednesday, officers located the Buick engulfed in flames on Llano Road and Doyle Drive. As a result, police arrested the registered owner, 35-year-old Whitten and charged her with felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Oswaldo Cardenas Jr.
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