Casa Grande fatal hit and run; suspect arrested

4/9/2016 ~ 7 pm near Kadota Avenue and Saguaro Street, Casa Grande, AZ.

Victim:  20 y.o. Emily Akins.

Driver: supsect Christina Rascon, 40 has been arrested in connection with the hit and run.


Casa Grande police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy, The Republic | 5:18 p.m. MST April 10, 2016

A woman has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter stemming from a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist in Casa Grande Saturday evening, police said.

Christina Rascon, 40, of Casa Grande, was being held in connection with the death of 20-year-old Emily Akins, Casa Grande police said Sunday.

The collision occurred near Kadota Avenue and Saguaro Street in Casa Grande, police said. Officers arrived to find the bicyclist severely injured. She later died at a nearby hospital, police said, adding that the driver involved in the crash fled the scene.

Police said interviews with witnesses led officers to Rascon, whose blue Chevrolet Equinox was found to have front-end damage.

Police said Rascon showed signs of impairment and was taken to the Pinal County Adult Detention Center and was held on suspicion of manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal collision and DUI.

The Criminal Case

CR-201601058 ; ST OF AZ VS RASCON. Pinal County Superior, filed 4/13/2016, Manslaughter. I’m not sure what records are available via Pinal Co Sup court.

The defendant also has a string of traffic cases in Casa Grande Muni, and some justice courts.