The suspect Jesus Covarrubias presented himself to the county jail and indicated he was responsible for the fatal hit and run collision. When Detectives interviewed Mr. Covarrubias he became uncooperative and refused to give a statement.
The recovered CRV shows damage to the front end passenger side of the vehicle. Investigators are conducting a full inspection of the vehicle for additional evidence.
Jesus Covarrubias was arrested for felony hit and run. The suspect was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail with a $10,000 bail. Mr. Covarrubias did not sustain any injuries in the collision.
The hit and run incident that occurred on October 30, 2016 at 1:55am The victim who suffered life threatening injuries in the hit and run collision succumbed from those critical injuries on Saturday November 5, 2016. The victim is identified as Alexandria Arceneaux, a 20 year old UCSC student. The hit and run incident that occurred on October 30, 2016 at 1:55am After processing the evidence and consulting with local car parts experts, it was confirmed that the vehicle involved in the collision was a 2010-2012 Silver Honda CRV.
More background details are available on past SCPD Blog post links: http://santacruzpolice.blogspot.com/2016/11/scpd-media-release-update-103016-hit.html