Authorities confirm an arrest has been made in connection with a fatal hit-and-run over the weekend in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Authorities confirm 58-year-old Nate Vieira, a native of Riverside, California, who has been living in Westport, Massachusetts, had been charged in the crash that killed 33-year-old Stasha Lynn Faria Saturday night o State Road.
Police were led to Vieira after posting a plea for help on social media, hoping to locate a 2007 gray Chevrolet Uplander with front-end damage. A tip came in that the vehicle had been brought to an auto body shop.
the car parts left at the scene of the crash and damage to the minivan were critical evidence for police.
"It had damage consistent with a front headlight being misplaced, as well as other damage to that car," said Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Matthew Sylvia.
Vieira was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in New Bedford District Court. Charges against him include leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury and death, unlicensed operation and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Monday, Faria's mother told NBC10 Boston on Monday that her daughter deserved better.
"Somebody could have stopped, and maybe she would have lived. There's a possibility she could have lived," her mother, who did not wish to appear on camera, said.
Faria was hit near the motel where she had been staying with her boyfriend.
"When you leave her on the side of the road, without even a care," her mother said, "I don't know if I'll ever forgive that."