Driver arrested in connection to Cambridge hit-and-run released without bail

Driver arrested in connection to Cambridge hit-and-run released without bail

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — An 80-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday and police have arrested a woman they say is responsible.

Ashley Monturio, 41, was arrested Thursday evening in connection to the hit-and-run.

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At her arraignment on Friday, Monturio was released without bail after her license was taken away.

Prosecutors say Monturio was the one who hit the victim and drove off.

"She looks at the body on the ground, standing over the top of it, then walks away," one prosecutor said.

Prosecutors said the whole incident was caught on video, as the victim, using a walker, bent down to pick something up while walking in front of the suspect's SUV.

The video allegedly shows the SUV drive up and over the victim, and then drive off.

Moments later, the suspect allegedly walks back to the scene, sees the victim on the ground and calls 911 to tell police a women fell down, but said she couldn't stay at the scene due to a job interview.

"It didn't look like she was panicking, but she was frantic," one witness said. "I saw her get back into the car."

Police told Boston 25 News the incident happened just after noon outside an apartment complex on Erie Street. The 80-year-old woman using a walker was hit in the parking lot of the Cambridge Housing Authority.

Romelia Gallardo sustained serious injuries and was taken to Cambridge Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the 41-year-old Pembroke woman turned herself in at the police station.

Gallardo's friends dropped off flowers and gifts at the spot where she was hit and killed.

Monturio is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

This case goes back to court on Nov. 27.