BARNSTABLE (CBS) – A young woman has been charged with a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead on the Cape early Thursday morning.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Heavy Rain, High Winds, Possible Flooding And Potentially Days Of Power Outages
Police say Sheila Moretta and her friend were riding their bikes home from work on Route 28 when Moretta was hit by a car.
The driver stopped briefly, but left the scene.
Police were called and Moretta was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where she died.READ MORE: Mass. Probation Department Under Scrutiny Again After Employees Report Structural Racism, Discrimination
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: Woman Hit, Killed By School Bus In Mattapan Remembered As 'All-Around Good Person'
She is being held on $2,500 cash bail.