Woman Involved In Fatal Hit-And-And Extradited Back To The U.S.

Woman Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run Extradited Back To The U.S. After Fleeing To Australia

A woman has been extradited from Australia back to California to face charges in a fatal hit-and-run, Fox News reports.

Over three years ago, 35-year-old Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes was involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a 46-year-old man who was riding his bicycle in the area of Calmada Avenue and Flomar Drive dead on Jan. 30, 2017. According to KTLA, the man was identified as Agustin Rodriguez Jr., and police report that he was dragged beneath the car about 500 to 800 feet. Tracy Bloom of KTLA writes that his body was found on Dittmar Drive, about two blocks away from where the crash happened.

Shortly after the crash, investigators learned that Reyes left the U.S. and went to live in Hong Kong. Whittier police and the FBI then sent out an international arrest warrant for her. The FBI found out that Reyes had moved to Australia, where she was later taken into custody with the help of Australian law enforcement.

Agustin Rodriguez Jr. - Facebook
Agustin Rodriguez Jr. – Facebook

The suspect was flown back to the U.S. in Southern California, where she underwent a long extradition process, according to KTLA. She landed Thursday morning and was then transported to Whittier police. She is expected to be charged with two felonies: a hit-and-run and vehicular and manslaughter.

When Reyes hit the man, she was driving a white Lexus sedan. She was identified as the driver with information received nay the Police Department’s Traffic Bureau, accordion to a release. Police recovered the Lexus in a residential garage in Idaho. Police obtained more evidence in Nevada.


Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes - Whittier Police Department
Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes – Whittier Police Department

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  1. Thanks for writing up on this case. Agustin was my uncle and we have been waiting for some form of justice and her being brought back to the states and having her bail revoked on 11/3/2020 at her bail hearing were the first steps in the right direction. Still have a long way to go.

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