Santa Monica woman charged in fatal hit and run in Malibu
A 44-year-old Santa Monica woman has been charged in connection with a hit and run collision that killed a tow truck driver in Malibu last month.
The incident occurred shortly before 8:50 p.m. Feb. 11 on Pacific Coast Highway, north of Tyler Drive in Malibu, where a tow truck driver was struck by a passing vehicle while he was assisting a stranded motorist, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Philip Brooks said.
The victim, identified as Ronald Carver, 45, of Newbury Park, later died of his injuries, Brooks said.
The suspect’s vehicle did not stop to render aid to the victim, police said. Several minutes later, a second collision occurred about two miles south of the first accident, where a witness allegedly identified the vehicle in the second collision as the same vehicle that struck the tow truck driver, Brooks said.
The suspect, Jill Rose, 44, of Santa Monica, was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Rose was later charged with felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter in the collision that left Carver dead, Brooks said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills Station at (818) 878-1808.