Police: Woman admits to driving drunk when she killed man in Taylorsville, Utah crosswalk
(KUTV) - Detectives say the woman who was behind the wheel of a car that ran over a man in a Taylorsville crosswalk Wednesday night admitted to drinking and driving.
Unified Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Roxanna Molina.
Jail documents allege Molina told officers she was going to a party in her Cadillac Escalade at the time she hit the man in the crosswalk near 4200 South Redwood Rd around 9 p.m.
"Molina admitted to taking several shots and drinking several beers prior to her driving to the party. She admitted to driving the vehicle,” a Unified Police officer wrote in a probable cause statement. “Roxanna stated she knew she hit someone, but she kept doing. Due to the damage done to the vehicle and the injuries to the victim, investigators concluded Roxanna was travelling well above the speed limit.”
Officers found Molina running from her damaged Escalade near 4700 South Redwood Road. Police say she was trying to run to another vehicle at the time she was apprehended.
Unified PD told 2News that detectives have still not been able to identify the victim of the crash.
Molina is booked in the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of automobile homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and driving under the influence.