Coroners Release Name of Woman Killed in Palm Springs Hit and Run Crash

Coroners Release Name of Woman Killed in Palm Springs Hit and Run Crash

KMIR

Authorities Friday released the name of a Nevada woman who was fatally injured in Palm Springs last month by a suspected hit-and-run driver who surrendered to police hours later.

Marlene Mori, 64, of Fallon, was struck at 9:45 p.m. March 14 while crossing Ramon Road near Camino Real, an intersection that is not controlled by traffic lights.

Police and prosecutors allege Jesus Manuel Montano, 63, of Calexico was headed westbound on Ramon Road when he struck Mori, then fled.

The pedestrian died at Desert Regional Medical Center about an hour after the collision. Hours later, Montano turned himself in at the Palm Springs Police Department. His car, a 1996 teal Nissan 200SX, was found parked in Cathedral City, and was impounded as evidence.

Montano was released the following day from the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning after posting $75,000 bail. He was charged earlier this month with felony hit-and-run causing death and is expected to make his initial court appearance tomorrow morning.