A Hudson Valley woman was fatally hit by a car. Following a lengthy investigation, the alleged driver has been arrested.

Over the weekend, the Ramapo Police Department announced an arrest was made following an investigation into what's described as a "fatal hit and run" in the lower Hudson Valley.

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On Saturday, Feb. 11 around 9 a.m., Ramapo police responded to Hempstead Lane in the Hillcrest portion of the Town of Ramapo after an 82-year-old woman from the Village of Spring Valley was hit and killed by a vehicle.

The vehicle fled the scene. Police did not release the woman's name.

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Following an investigation, police arrested a Spring Valley man.

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On Thursday, Feb. 16, Ramapo police detectives and members of the Ramapo Crash Investigation Unit arrested the alleged driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Bryan Castillo-Solorzano of Spring Valley.

Castillo-Solorzano was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of another, a felony.

Police did not say how their investigation led to the arrest.

"Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, limited details were shared with the
public," police stated in a press release.

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Cash bail was set at $75,000. After arraignment, he was transferred to Rockland County Jail.

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