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Woman turns herself in after fatal hit & run in Lincoln

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 17:00:15-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — A woman was killed Friday night in Lincoln after being struck by a vehicle that fled from the scene.

Lincoln Police officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to a fatality hit and run accident on S 10th St between Park Ave and South St at approximately 8:29 p.m. Friday.

Investigation revealed a female pedestrian, 41-year-old Tina M. Mortensen, had been crossing S 10th St on foot from west to east when she was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound.

Mortensen was declared dead at the scene.

The suspect vehicle continued driving northbound and fled from the scene of the accident, Lincoln Police say.

Officers continued investigating the incident overnight and identified the vehicle involved as a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix.

Saturday at approximately 2:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to contact a female who reported she was the driver involved.

The female, identified as 21-year-old Casey J. Maxfield, provided investigators with a statement and identified the location of the vehicle involved.

The vehicle was located and secured as evidence.

Maxfield was cited and lodged at the Lancaster County Jail for the felony charges of leaving a scene of a serious injury accident and tampering with physical evidence. She was also cited for misdemeanor charges of motor vehicle homicide and driving during suspension.

The accident remains under investigation.