Judicial police arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run case in which one woman was killed Sunday evening in Limón province.
This was the second set of pedestrians to be hit by a passing car in a matter of several hours between the city of Limón and the Panamanian border, according to bulletins from the Judicial Investigating Organization.
In this latest case, a 48-year-old woman identified by the name Zamora was walking with her boyfriend along a roadside near San Clemente around 6:30 p.m. when they were hit by a Mazda pickup truck, according to the bulletin.
A judicial spokesperson said that the suspected driver was 35-year-old Luis Angel Brenes Vega. Investigators said that Brenes left the scene before authorities arrived, but police took him into custody at around 8 p.m. that evening.
The bulletin said that police administered a test to see if he was under the influence of alcohol.
Also last weekend a Swiss man was also arrested after his vehicle struck another couple on the highway. One woman died in the mishap near Hone Creek. Investigators identified him by the last name of Rolf. They said he was an auto mechanic who worked in Puerto Viejo.