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Woman Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter for Hit-and-Run Death of Tow Truck Driver at Work on PCH

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Jill Rose (Photo courtesy LASD)
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A woman accused of a hit-and-run collision that took the life of a tow truck driver who was working on the roadside on Pacific Coast Highway has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 44-year-old Jill Rose of Santa Monica was behind the wheel when she crashed into 45-year-old Ronald Carver, a tow truck driver who was aiding a stranded motorist on the side of PCH in Malibu the night of February 11.

Rose is accused of not stopping to render aid, and actually going for two more miles along Pacific Coast Highway until she crashed into a parked car.

Carver was left on the side of the road, unconscious, and died of his injuries.

A witness identified the vehicle in the second collision as the same vehicle that struck the tow truck driver, according to the LASD.