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Woman Arrested Weeks After Fatal Hit-and-Run That Killed Expectant Father in Chula Vista

Detectives have been searching for Tina Murray since they located her vehicle near the fatal hit-and-run

The driver responsible for striking and killing an expectant father, recently married, in Chula Vista earlier in July, has been arrested, weeks after the crime. 

Pablo Rosa-Velez, a husband and father who lived in the South Bay, was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle in the 2400 block of Main Street on July 3, Chula Vista police said. 

Another driver pulled in front of him and struck the driver's side of the vehicle.

Rosa-Velez suffered traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Rosa-Velez had gotten married recently and was expecting his second child before he was killed, the family told NBC 7. 

Meanwhile, the suspect took off. Authorities found her car near the scene, but could not find the driver. Police identified the driver as Tina Murray, 46, of Long Beach, but could not locate her for weeks. 

Weeks later, authorities found Murray. She was booked into the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee on July 24 and charged with felony hit-and-run. 

Murray's bail was set at $100,000, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

No further information was immediately available.

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