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An elderly woman walking two dogs was killed by a suspected drunk driver as she was crossing Butterfield Road near Caletta Avenue in San Anselmo late Saturday. One of the dogs also died, while the other was injured, according to Central Marin Police.
Here’s what we know:
- The woman was in her 70s. The name will be released by the Marin County Coroner’s Office on Monday. She was walking a terrier named Riley and her partner’s poodle named Danny, according to CBS KPIX-TV. It’s unknown which dog died in the crash.
- The incident occurred at around 10 p.m. “The pedestrian suffered major injuries and died shortly afterwards,” Central Marin police Sgt. Alberto Duenas told the Marin IJ. “One of the dogs was also killed and the other suffered injuries.”
- Initially, the incident was a hit-and-run, but quickly arrested the driver. James Boswell, 30, of Sleepy Hollow was booked into the Marin County Jail on charges of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter with bail set at a half-million dollars.
- A friend of the victim released a statement to CBS KPIX-TV: “She was a true friend, sound of judgement and generous in spirit,” said Garril Page. “She was well read, a wonderful conversationalist, firm in opinion, but willing to listen to other views. She was adept in bookkeeping, a successful and responsible business owner as well as a devoted and loving caregiver. Her death is a tremendous loss to this community. “
For more, visit the San Francisco Chronicle.
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