DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Dartmouth police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for crashing into a woman and killing her then driving away.
The crash happened Saturday night, and on Tuesday morning police released details about the vehicle they were looking for.
Tuesday afternoon, 58-year-old Natalie Vieira, a transgender man who goes by Nate and Marcos, was arrested.
"He admitted to being on State Road on Saturday night leaving Lizzy’s Liquor driving on State Road where he saw something quickly pass in front of him and then thought he struck a light pole," a prosecutor said.
Police said Stasha Lynn Faria, of Westport, was walking along Route 6 around 7 p.m. Saturday night when she was hit and killed.
Police said they were tipped off when Vieira's car, which matches the description of the vehicle involved, was towed to an auto body shop in Fall River Monday night.
Her family said she was optimistic, artistic and was a great mom to a 6-year-old girl.
Vieira is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court again Thursday for a dangerousness hearing.
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