Corpus Christi Woman Charged After Pedestrian Hit-And-Run

Posted on Jun 22, 2011
Corpus Christi woman indicted in fatal hit-and-run
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Five months after a Texas man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, a Corpus Christi woman has been indicted on charges related to the accident.

According to local new sources, 25-year-old Candice Chesnutt was indicted on a charge of causing an accident involving serious bodily injury or death and a charge of failure to stop and render aid. Both charges are related to the death of 42-year-old Luis Trevino, who was struck and fatally injured by a pickup truck in Corpus Christi in February. A surveillance video of the hit-and-run accident taken from a nearby hotel show footage of the vehicle slowing up but not stopping to help the man as well as footage of a woman like Chesnutt walking to a pool hall from her truck. Trevino, too, was headed to a pool hall when he was struck.

The second video, which was shown on the local news, prompted the woman’s husband to alert police. After her arrest, Chesnutt admitted that she was aware that she had struck something with her vehicle, but became frightened and fled the scene of the accident.

Chesnutt was released from jail on $25,000 bail, but if convicted of the charges could face a decade in prison and a hefty fine.

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