Springfield woman charged in hit & run - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Springfield woman charged in hit & run

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield woman is facing drunken driving and other charges after police say she struck a man crossing a city street then left the scene.

Capt. Trent Duda says 24-year-old Krystal Vega hit the man just after midnight Friday.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of what Duda described as minor injuries.

Police tell The Republican (http://bit.ly/1aQHChY ) the driver was found not far from the scene. A security guard at a nearby Wal-Mart called police to report a damaged gold car in the store lot with an apparently disoriented driver.

Police say they matched parts left at the accident scene with Vega's car.

Vega is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges including operating under the influence of alcohol. It was not clear if she had a lawyer.

Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

    Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:52:37 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-07-23 18:44:26 GMT
    The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million.
    The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million.
  • ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-07-23 13:53:01 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-07-23 17:34:21 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

  • Southeast Missouri village lacks officials to make decisions

    Southeast Missouri village lacks officials to make decisions

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-07-23 17:18:40 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A village in southeast Missouri has no elected officials to make decisions after flooding in recent years prompted residents to move because they received federal buyouts.

    A village in southeast Missouri has no elected officials to make decisions after flooding in recent years prompted residents to move because they received federal buyouts.

Powered by Frankly