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Suspect arrested in Moreno Valley fatal hit-and-run

By in Press Enterprise on May 18, 2017

By Ali Tadayon

A Moreno Valley woman has been arrested on suspicion of striking two pedestrians with her vehicle, killing one, and fleeing the scene.

Lillie Gilbert, 52, was booked into jail early Wednesday, May 17, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit and run, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury, driving without a license and other misdemeanor warrants not connected to the incident. She remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $500,000.

Lillie Gilbert, 52, was arrested on suspicion of striking two pedestrians with her car, killing one Tuesday, May 16, in Moreno Valley. (Photo courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Lindsay Rogers, 33, of Moreno Valley and a man whose name wasn’t released were walking in a crosswalk at Kitching Street and Brodiaea Avenue in Moreno Valley on Tuesday evening when they were hit by a vehicle, authorities said.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, where Rogers later died. The man suffered “multiple traumatic injuries, but is expected to survive,” according to a news release issued Thursday by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The vehicle fled but multiple witnesses stopped and provided help to the victims, the news release said. The witnesses told responding deputies what the suspect car and driver looked like, and “a short time later,” Gilbert was arrested.

On Wednesday, a sheriff’s lieutenant said two people had been detained a short distance from the scene of the crash. Thursday’s news release listed only one arrest.

Court records show that Gilbert has past drug convictions in Riverside County dating to the early 1990s.

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