Rockford police have made an arrest in a more than four month old hit and run death investigation.
On July 5th at approximately 2:15pm, police were dispatched to the 4000 block of Auburn Street where a pedestrian had been hit by a car while walking in a grassy area north of the street. 58-year-old Marvin King was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver then fled the scene.
Rockford police conducted an investigation which led to charges being authorized against 39-year-old Jami L. Smith, who was arrested on Thursday. She faces the following charges:
- Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Traffic Accident
- Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
- Driving while License Suspended
Smith is being held on $500,000 bond. A booking photo of her was not immediately available.