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Woman surrenders in fatal Vegas hit-run case


LAS VEGAS >> A Las Vegas woman surrendered with her attorney to police on Tuesday, after being sought for more than a week by police investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 63-year-old pedestrian pushing his 1-year-old granddaughter in a stroller.

Galina Kilova, 29, was arrested after arriving with her lawyer, Herb Sachs, for questioning at a police substation, Sachs said.

Police Sgt. Richard Strader didn’t identify Kilova by name, and booking records didn’t immediately reflect that she was taken to the Clark County jail.

Strader said in a video news release that the woman was expected to face felony hit-and-run and other charges. A conviction for leaving the scene of a crash causing death can carry a penalty of up to 15 years in state prison.

Police said Michael Grubbs was fatally injured when he was hit Nov. 24 on the shoulder of Rainbow Boulevard hit by a vehicle that witnesses said appeared to be a gray Honda Civic driven by a woman in her 20s.

Grubbs was pronounced dead at a hospital. The child was treated for minor injuries and released.

Strader said police on Tuesday found a damaged car matching witnesses’ accounts at an apartment complex about 2 miles from the crash scene.

The police sergeant said investigators were actively looking for Kilova when she turned herself in, and they denied Sachs’ accounts that investigators agreed to postpone an arrest until after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Sachs maintained that he cooperated with authorities and arranged his client’s orderly surrender without admitting she had been involved in or had responsibility for the crash.

The defense attorney said he wanted to see police reports and evidence before saying anything more about the case.

“They arrested her. We’re awaiting charges. We’ll take it from there,” he said.

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