Friday, August 12, 2011    Print

Horse Trainer Arrested in Fatal Hit-And-Run


by RMHP Staff
Six weeks after a California bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident an arrest has been made.
Horse trainer Sundara Wertz turned herself in and is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
Wertz allegedly struck victim Noel Hamilton with her car, who was riding his bike, in late June. According to deputies, she left the scene of the accident where Hamilton was later pronounced dead.
According to a local paper, Wertz's family convinced her to go back to the scene later that night.
She has been released on bond and is scheduled to be in court this week.
If convicted she could face up to four years in prison.
Wertz has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Her trial is scheduled for May.

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