Reporting Derek Shore
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A woman killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend has been identified.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s office website identified the woman as 61-year-old Molly Arndt.
Sacramento police say Arndt was killed around 5:45 p.m. Sunday night when she was hit by a truck while riding her bike in south Sacramento near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road.
“He knew he hit her, you know, because he stopped and then he took off,” witness Renee Ballesteros said.
Witnesses tried to chase the driver down, but he eventually got away.
“You thought you got away with it? Sooner or later, we’re going to get you,” said Ballesteros.
Bllesteros is having a hard time holding back his anger after trying to chase down the hit-and-run driver.
“I saw this man in a white pickup hit this woman on a bike,” said Ballesteros.
As the truck took off, Ballesteros and another driver tried to catch up but couldn’t.
“He was a little bit faster; he had a little lead on us,” said Ballesteros.
Police say Arndt was crossing Stockton Boulevard, outside a crosswalk, when she was hit by the driver.
“A loud screech, and a big thrust on his gas as he took off,” witness Laura Perkins said.
“We have officers looking for him right now,” said Lt. Don Rehm.
Meanwhile, Arndt would end up at least 10 feet from her bike, and items from what appeared to be a recent shopping trip were scattered all over the road.
“Even when the fire department came out here and put her on the stretcher, she still hadn’t woken up,” witness Jennifer Ritchie said.
The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“People who do things like that, they don’t have a conscience,” said Ballesteros.
Ballesteros had a frustrated warning to the driver that got away.
“You know we’re going to get you, and I hope they throw the f-ing book at you,” said Ballesteros.