Crime, Fire + Courts

Woodland hit-and-run victim dies of injuries

By From page A2 | July 03, 2013

The Woodland woman who was run over in a convenience store parking lot Sunday night died Tuesday morning from her injuries, according to Woodland police.

Lt. Anthony Cucchi said the woman, who was in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the UC Davis Medical Center, where she was taken after being run over outside the 7-Eleven store at East and East Main streets.

Her name had not been released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as of Tuesday night.

Woodland police arrested 28-year-old Kristal Ellen Sutton at her Alice Street apartment shortly after the incident after a witness took note of the license-plate number of the white 2003 Buick LeSabre that struck the victim, Cucchi said. Sutton was scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today in Yolo Superior Court.

Sutton was still facing a single charge of felony hit-and-run as of Tuesday afternoon, her bail set at $20,000 at the Yolo County Jail. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office was slated to file its case against her this morning, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven said.

Cucchi said there were “no indications” Sutton and the other woman knew one another, and what, if anything, led up to their fatal encounter remains under investigation.

“That’s still getting sorted over,” Cucchi said. “There’s a lot of witnesses out there we’re still tracking down.”

The incident appears to be Sutton’s most serious brush with law-enforcement, however, with Yolo Superior Court records showing a 2005 speeding ticket and a 2008 contempt of court charge to which she pleaded no contest the following year.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at 530-666-2411.

— Reach Lauren Keene at [email protected] or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

Lauren Keene

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