UPDATE: Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run accident
A woman has been arrested following the fatal hit-and-run at South 10th and South streets Friday night.
Early Saturday morning, officers were called to contact a female who reported that she was the driver involved in the accident.
The woman, identified as 21-year-old Casey J. Maxfield, provided a statement to investigators and identified the location of the involved vehicle.
The involved vehicle was found to be a 2004 maroon Pontiac Grand Prix with damage consistent with the accident. The vehicle has been located and secured as evidence.
Maxfield was cited and lodged at the Lancaster County Jail for the felony charges of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident and tampering with physical evidence. Maxfield was also cited for misdemeanor charges of
motor vehicle homicide and driving during suspension.
The accident is still under investigation.
In a press release, Lincoln Police say the victim, identified at 41-year-old Tina M. Mortensen, died on the scene of the accident. It happened around 8:30 on Friday night.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 or CrimeStoppers at 402-475-3600.