Yarmouth woman charged in fatal hit-and-run
HYANNIS, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Yarmouth woman has been charged with fleeing the scene after striking and killing a bicyclist in Hyannis.
23-year-old Angelica Barroso was driving down Route 28 when she struck and killed a 20-year-old woman biking home from work. Despite a shattered window, Barroso kept driving, but she didn’t get far. Police found her license plate at the scene and apprehended her an hour later.
Barroso told police she thought hit an animal. The driver behind her stopped after also running over the bicyclist. The victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The victim had just left her first day on the job. She just arrived with a work visa from the Dominican Republic to spend the summer on the Cape.
Bail for Barroso, who works as a PCA was set at $2,500 cash. Because she has family ties to Brazil, the judge also ordered Barroso surrender her passport and stay in Massachusetts until the case is resolved.
Barroso is due in court next month.