BARNSTABLE (CBS) – A young woman has been charged with a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead on the Cape early Thursday morning.
Police say Sheila Moretta and her friend were riding their bikes home from work on Route 28 when Moretta was hit by a car.READ MORE: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
The driver stopped briefly, but left the scene.
Police were called and Moretta was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where she died.READ MORE: Are COVID Tests Accurate For Variants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
The driver’s license plate was left at the scene. Officers said they later tracked down the driver at about 3:30 a.m. on Main Street in Falmouth.
Twenty-two-year-old Angelica Barroso of West Yarmouth was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Barroso told police she thought she had hit an animal.MORE NEWS: 'Manhattan In 75 Minutes': First Look At Boston-New York Seaplane Service
She is being held on $2,500 cash bail.