CASSELBERRY, Fla. – A 22-year-old Winter Park woman was arrested Friday in a Casselberry hit-and-run crash that left a 63-year-old man dead, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Maya Alicia Calzada was arrested on charges of negligent homicide/vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run/failure to remain at a crash involving a death, and perjury.
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The FHP said Jorge Albert De Castro died in the crash, which happened June 1 on Eagle Circle at Shadow Oak Drive.
De Castro was walking his dog around 8:15 p.m. when he was struck by an SUV, troopers said. De Castro was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog was uninjured.
An arrest report shows Calzada was traveling west on eagle Circle, just west of Twelve League Circle, when she collided with De Castro and left the scene, leaving a trail of silver paint chips and debris.
Calzada later returned to the original location from which she had driven, where a witness said she had been partying, drinking alcohol, using Xanax and smoking marijuana before being kicked out and driving off with a man and her son, an arrest report shows.
Calzada and the man in the car during the crash attempted to hide the silver Audi at that original location before one of them gathered “a gas can and a bag,” cleaned the Audi and drove away.
According to a crash report, Casselberry police found the SUV abandoned a mile from the crash site a day later. The FHP report said the inside of the SUV had been set on fire. According to troopers, witnesses told them they saw a man walking away from the burning vehicle.
The report also shows the suspect was planning to report the silver Audi as stolen.