Police say driver in hit and run was DUI

Coachella woman now in jail, accused in a deadly hit and run collision

John White, KESQ News Channel 3 News Anchor, jwhite@kesq.com
POSTED: 09:48 PM PST Nov 26, 2012    UPDATED: 09:48 PM PST Nov 26, 2012 

A Coachella woman is in jail, accused in a deadly hit and run crash over the weekend.

Police say 31-year old Sara Rojas was the driver in a hit and run that killed a 63-year old woman Saturday night.

Police say Celia Miranda was crossing Harrison Street near Avenue 49 in a crosswalk when she was hit by a car that sped away from the scene.

Miranda died a short time later at J.F.K. Hospital in Indio.

Police say Rojas was under the influence.  She's being held on $75,000 bail.