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Police say driver in hit and run was DUI

By John White, KESQ News Channel 3 News Anchor, jwhite@kesq.com
Published On: Nov 26 2012 11:48:15 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 26 2012 11:48:00 PM CST
COACHELLA, Calif. -

A Coachella woman is in jail, accused in a deadly hit and run crash over the weekend.

Police say 31-year old Sara Rojas was the driver in a hit and run that killed a 63-year old woman Saturday night.

Police say Celia Miranda was crossing Harrison Street near Avenue 49 in a crosswalk when she was hit by a car that sped away from the scene.

Miranda died a short time later at J.F.K. Hospital in Indio.

Police say Rojas was under the influence.  She's being held on $75,000 bail.