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BREAKING: Coventry woman arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run

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EXETER, R.I. (WLNE) – A Coventry woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian on July 3rd in Exeter.

Shannon Holden, 23, was charged with Duty to Stop in Accident, Death Resulting.

Holden appeared in court Wednesday and was released on $10,000 surety bail.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on July 3rd, Sarah Balmforth of Exeter was killed as she walked her dog on South Road.

The vehicle that struck her fled the scene.

State Police detectives were able to locate a 1999 Jeep Wrangler at Holden’s residence that had damage that matched the vehicle that struck Balmforth.

A warrant was soon issued for her arrest.

Holden appears back in court on July 26.

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