Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run after red light cameras crack the case

Arrest citation says the woman went through drive-thru after collision and ordered food
A woman has been arrested for vehicular homicide after striking a 66-year-old man earlier this...
A woman has been arrested for vehicular homicide after striking a 66-year-old man earlier this year.(Sarasota PD)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 7:59 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A woman has been arrested for vehicular homicide after striking a 66-year-old man earlier this year.

According to an arrest citation, 29-year-old Leyonna Dunbar is accused of hitting the victim on January 22 at U.S. 41 and Putnam Avenue in Sarasota.

The man was hit on the road and left for dead. Red light cameras snapped photos of Dunbar’s vehicle with damage to the right front panel and windshield, which helped investigators track her down.

Detectives found the car and found another individual who had been in the car at the time of the crash. The woman said they thought they had run over an object. Dunbar continued driving and the two went to the Taco Bell on 14th Street. There, police say they stopped and looked at the damage, got back into the car and went through the restaurant’s drive-thru and ordered food.

The passenger also said that once they arrived home she and Dunbar ate and Dunbar “prayed about” the situation.

Dunbar is charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, failure to stop in a crash involving death and driving with a suspended license.

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