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Woman in wheelchair fatally struck by hit-and-run driver

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FLINN SPRINGS (CNS/CBS 8) - The suspect in a hit and run that killed a 50-year-old woman in a wheelchair as she tried to cross an East County road has been arrested.    

Anthony Olsen of El Cajon was taken into custody Saturday afternoon. Officers were led to him by evidence left at the scene of the accident.

Laurie Susan Whitlow, who lived in unincorporated El Cajon, was struck by a dark colored SUV-type vehicle that was headed east as she tried to cross the 15000 block of Olde Highway 80, near Flinn Springs Road, about 9:05 p.m. Friday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

Whitlow was thrown from her wheelchair and into lanes of traffic. The vehicle then continued east from the scene, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

Witnesses called 911 and sheriff's deputies, California Highway Patrol officers and fire personnel responded. Despite resuscitative efforts, Whitlow was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

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