San Antonio Woman Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run

A woman was arrested Saturday in connection with a fatal collision that left a motorcyclist dead earlier this year.

Woman Fled the Scene of January Collision

According to KSAT, 29-year-old Mercedes Haines fled the scene of a fatal motorcycle on January 23, 2022.

Investigators at the scene determined the motorcyclist was at fault for the collision. They concluded that the motorcyclist was speeding and ran a red light before crashing into the driver’s side of a Honda Accord. He was thrown from his motorcycle and landed on the roadway.

However, instead of rendering aid to the motorcyclist, the occupants of the Honda, including Haines, gathered items from the car before fleeing on foot.

EMS responded to the crash upon being notified, but the motorcyclist died after arriving at an area hospital.

The motorcyclist was identified as 30-year-old Mariano G. Lugo.

Witnesses and Security Footage Help Identify Haines

After the crash, several witnesses involved came forward. According to an affidavit, one of the witnesses said everyone in the Honda “freaked out” after the crash and fled the scene.

In addition to witness accounts, surveillance footage from a nearby grocery store helped police identify five individuals.

Police determined Haines was the driver. She was arrested for failure to stop and render aid involving death with a bond set at $40,000.

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