UPDATE: Rough and Ready woman arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run
A Waste Management employee working to clean up the roadway outside the Nevada County Fairgrounds was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning.
The victim has been identified as Michael Jodoin, 59, of Rough and Ready, said Nevada County Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Trygg.
The driver — Amy Nicole Hannan, 47, of Rough and Ready — has been arrested on charges of felony DUI causing great bodily injury, felony hit-and-run causing death or injury, and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. She remained jailed that afternoon on $100,000 in bond, Nevada County Jail records state.
Officers responded at 8:43 a.m. to the scene on McCourtney Road, just past Gate 4 of the fairgrounds, Steele said.
Witnesses reported the driver of a black 2020 Dodge Charger had been driving erratically and then swerved onto the shoulder, striking Jodoin and then fleeing the scene, he added.
“We located her three miles away,” Steele said. “She had called for a private tow.”
Hannan was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested, Steele said. He was unable to provide specifics regarding the controlled substance, which remains under investigation.
Jodoin was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Steele said.
“It is a tragic situation,” said Waste Management spokesman Paul T. Rosynsky by email. “We lost a member of our Waste Management family to an alleged DUI hit and run. We are providing grief counseling to employees and their families. We are reaching out to the employee’s immediate family to provide support as well. We are all in shock over this loss.”
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