The pedestrian hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive around 4:30 p.m. yesterday has died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Silvia Acosta was 78.
Jaidys Pimental-Pena, 24, had bail set at $1,000 at her arraignment in West Roxbury Municipal Court today on charges of motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury or death, the DA's office says, adding Judge Mary Ann Driscoll ordered her not to drive while her case is pending.
According to the DA's office:
Witnesses told police that Acosta was crossing Washington Street on a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle that then fled the area. An investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was Pimental-Pena, prosecutors said.
Pimental-Pena later returned to the location where the victim was fatally struck. During a post-Miranda interview with police, she allegedly made statements admitting that she was aware she had struck a person but did not stop.
Police secured the gray 1999 Pontiac sedan believed to be involved in the crash.