A Wesley Chapel woman was arrested Tuesday night after she struck and killed a 64-year-old woman in a mobility scooter who was checking her mail.
Nicole Marie Gennarini Cresswell, 24, was arrested just before midnight. She was found sitting in her gray 2019 Nissan Sentra in the driveway of a home on Shenandoah Run in Wesley Chapel. Gennarini Cresswell was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers and taken to the Pasco County Jail during the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 16, and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.
The FHP report says troopers were able to use vehicle parts found at the crash, as well as witness accounts, to assist in locating Gennarini Cresswell.
According to the FHP, Gennarini Cresswell was traveling westbound on Robin Roost Lane where she collided with the victim, who was retrieving her mail at the roadway edge at roughly 5:45 p.m.. She told troopers she had struck a deer earlier, but did not remember where.
Following the crash which caused damage to the front right portion of the vehicle, Gennarini Cresswell fled the scene as the victim suffered fatal injuries.