California Highway Patrol officers have arrested the person suspected of hitting and killing a 17-year-old girl back on July 5.
Claudia Reyes, as identified by her biological mother, was being driven home from a party just after midnight. She is said to have demanded that a relative driving her home stop on I-5, just outside of Woodland.
The 17-year-old eventually walked into the northbound lanes of traffic and was hit by a car, CHP said. That car then left the scene.
CHP investigators found out that the car that hit Reyes was a 1998 Buick Park Avenue with California plate number 6VIM118. Officers found the car at Sim’s Metal Sacramento – where it was scheduled to be crushed the next day.
The car was registered to 26-year-old Sacramento resident Camron Matthew Ervin. Officers interviewed Ervin, who said that he hit an “unknown object” that night Reyes was killed.
Woodland CHP is finishing up their investigation into the case, but they note that an arrest warrant for Ervin will be issued.
Lonnie Wong contributed to this report.