Suspect in fatal Tulare County hit-and-run turns herself in to California Highway Patrol

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Friday, November 11, 2022
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The suspect of a fatal hit-and-run has turned herself into California Highway Patrol officers in Visalia on Wednesday.

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash over the weekend is now in custody.

The California Highway Patrol issued an arrest warrant for Shay Dejonge.

She turned herself in Wednesday night and we're told she did not provide a statement.

She was booked into the Tulare County Pretrial facility for a felony hit-and-run resulting in the death of Jimmy Slate Jr.

He was walking and pushing his bike on Avenue 144, south of Avenue 313 when he was hit Saturday afternoon.

Slate was taken to Kaweah Health Medical Center, where he died just days before his 31st birthday.

Dejonge has a court date scheduled for the 14th.