Less than a week after a Tierrasanta teenager was struck and killed by a car on Santo Road, San Diego police investigators have identified the woman arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run collision.
Jessica Medsker was arrested Sunday on Ducos Place just after 8:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
Medsker is suspected of crashing into 16-year-old Alex M. Funk as he was walking along Santo Road near Antigua Boulevard with a friend just before midnight on March 9.
Funk, a sophomore at Serra High School, was killed in the crash.
His family had a special message for the community.
"We want to thank the police for their due diligence as well as thanking the person that called in," said family friend Ian Kelly. "It took a lot of courage and it's nice to see that level of humanity exists out there."
Medsker's online profile and schoolmates said she graduated from Serra High School in 2014.
A former classmate who didn't want to be identified said, "I don't think she's an evil person. I'm just surprised someone would kill a person and hit and run."
According to police, Medsker was booked into La Colinas Women's Detention Facility for felony hit and run on Wednesday.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call SDPD or Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.
Funk's family is planning his funeral service at the Good Samaritan Church on Saturday, Mar. 25 at 11 a.m.