A California physician has been arrested following a hit-and-run collision that killed a nurse who had stopped to assist a crash sufferer.
James Leonard Comazzi was detained after a months-long investigation aided by an nameless tip-off.
Juliana Ramos, a 26-year-old nurse and mom of three, had pulled over to assist somebody damage in a collision with a truck on Freeway 99 close to Fresno when she was hit by a pink SUV.
Her four-month-old child was nonetheless within the automotive when she was struck by the automobile on 10 February, authorities stated.
“She went on the market and risked her life, you already know, and we are going to at all times bear in mind her that means,” her sister-in-law Cynthia Ramos informed a information convention.
“It ought to be in human nature to cease and assist somebody. Simply the way it was in her nature. , she might have simply stayed in her automotive. However she did not. She went forward and did what she liked to do, was serve and assist as a nurse.”
Investigators spent months trying to find the motive force of the SUV.
He had stopped on the scene, they stated, obtained out of the automobile for a second, then obtained again in his automotive and pushed off.
Eight months later, there was a break within the case following an nameless tip-off by means of Crimestoppers which recognized Comazzi as the motive force and gave particulars of the SUV’s attainable whereabouts.
Officers have been in a position to cross-reference the knowledge with surveillance video from the crash scene.
Comazzi was arrested on Monday at his Sonora house.
The 68-year-old heart specialist is charged with felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter.
Ms Ramos’s household urged individuals to submit any data they could have about any crime anonymously by means of Crimestoppers, and stated they’re heartbroken the opposite driver did not categorical the identical compassion she did that evening.