VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A Camas woman was arrested Wednesday night for a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in Vancouver, and she was texting when it happened, according to court documents.
Police believe Jessica B. Van Wechel, 30, struck Stephen Dewey, 65, of Vancouver, with her car and then sped away. Dewey was using a walker to cross Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard near Southeast 105th Avenue when he was hit around 7 p.m. on Oct. 28.
Dewey died from his injuries the next day, Vancouver police said.
Background:Vanc. man with walker dies after hit-and-run
In December, someone who works with Van Wechel at a Portland restaurant told police that she admitted killing a man and leaving the scene, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The coworker told police Van Wechel also admitted she had been texting and was looking down at her phone when her car struck the man.
Police matched evidence from the crime scene with damage to Van Wechel's car and cell phone records showed she was using her phone at the time of the crash, the affidavit showed.
Van Wechel was pulled over and arrested by Camas police Wednesday night. She was jailed on charges of vehicular homicide and hit-and-run.