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Rancho Cordova pedestrian killed in alleged hit and run is identified

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of a woman killed in an alleged hit-and-run crash last week.

She was identified as Joanne Murphy, 65, of Rancho Cordova.

Murphy was walking to work Oct. 1 on Fite Circle south of Horn Road about 6 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rancho Cordova police motor officers and investigators responded to the scene. During the investigation, officers found a possible suspect vehicle a short distance from the site of the collision, according to a police department news release. A detective at the scene saw the driver of the vehicle and took her into custody.

Madhu Lata Singh, 56, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run in Murphy’s death.

Rancho Cordova police are attempting to find witnesses to Murphy’s death. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (916) 874-5115.

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