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Salton City woman died from blunt force trauma during a hit and run

August 16, 2012|By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer

Authorities confirmed that a Salton City woman died from blunt force trauma during a hit and run in Salton City Tuesday evening.

Dana Lorraine Phelps, 50, was walking in the westbound lane on Salton Sea Way as Brawley resident Jeremy Justin German, 18, was driving westbound at a stated speed of 35 miles per hour to Borrego Springs, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

German failed to see Phelps walking and hit her with his vehicle while continuing to travel westbound, according to the release.

Phelps was later pronounced dead at the scene due to the severity of the impact.

German later returned to the scene of the collision where he was arrested for the hit and run and .then transported to the Imperial County Jail.

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The collision remains under investigation by California Highway Patrol.

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