FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield woman critically injured in a hit-and-run incident Monday night in front of Allan Witt Park is expected to survive, police said Friday.
The 49-year-old woman was still hospitalized and was expected to undergo several additional surgeries. She was struck by a Chevrolet Monte Carlo shortly before 9 p.m. as she crossed West Texas Street from the park. The driver of the Monte Carlo did not stop.
Detectives on Wednesday arrested 41-year-old Marvin Gardner for his alleged role in the incident. Gardner, the owner of the Monte Carlo that was found in Vallejo, was booked into the jail on suspicion of concealing or destroying evidence, a felony, and for allegedly aiding and abetting in a crime, a misdemeanor.
Witnesses of the hit-and-run and video images from surveillance cameras along West Texas Street enabled police to identify the Monte Carlo.
Police have not said whether Gardner was driving at the time of the incident but they believe, if he wasn’t, then he likely knew who was driving his car.
The investigation in the case was still active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle is asked call Fairfield police at 428-7300, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Solano Crime Stoppers at 644-STOP. Callers may remain anonymous.
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