A McKinleyville woman was arrested for suspected vehicular manslaughter after a person was struck and killed by a car Saturday morning on Central Avenue.
A California Highway Patrol spokesman confirmed this morning that Shala Marie Bianco was arrested after the hit-and-run crash, which was reported to the CHP shortly before 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The spokesman, who didn’t want to be named, said drugs or alcohol as a factor “is still under investigation.”
According to jail records, however, Bianco was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Bianco was arrested about 90 minutes after the wreck. The CHP spokesman confirmed the incident was a hit-and-run, but he declined comment on whether Bianco turned herself in.
The wreck occurred on Central Avenue at Bella Vista Road, just north of the Highway 101 exit.
Bianco, 25, is being held on bail of $105,000. She is on the jail’s “Must Go” list for arraignment on Tuesday.
The CHP plans to issue a news release on the incident.