Police: Woman called tow truck, not 911 after fatal accidenton August 22, 2012 @ 2:02 pm (Updated: 3:18 pm - 8/22/12 )
The family of 26-year-old Gisela Carmona-Moreno, and the tow truck driver who picked her up, could also face charges of aiding and abetting, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday.
Michael J. McCurdy, 23, was driving his motorcycle on State Route 20 around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a car from behind after he stopped short to avoid another collision.
Police say Carmona-Moreno, who was allegedly driving the car that hit McCurdy, fled the scene and called her family.
"Those family members then called a tow truck and the tow truck responded to where she was at," said Trooper Keith Leary. He said the family may have a personal connection to the driver.
Meanwhile, Leary said a truck driven by a 73-year-old man struck McCurdy as he lay injured in the roadway. While that driver did stop to help, McCurdy later died of his injuries after being transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Investigators identified Carmona-Moreno as a suspect after her front license plate was recovered at the scene and a trooper spotted her damaged vehicle being driven down the road on a flatbed truck.
She allegedly told police she drove away because she was "scared."
Carmona-Moreno was booked into the Skagit County Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail.
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