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Victim Identified in Deadly Sparks Hit-and-Run Accident

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Sparks police have identified the woman killed in a hit-and-run accident Thursday night as 79-year-old Conception Baggett of Napa, California.

Police arrested 30-year-old Tamara Cossey who, they say, hit and killed Baggett with a lifted truck, then took off.

It happened at the intersection of Oddie Blvd. and Sullivan Lane around 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Police say when they arrived on scene, they found Baggett in the roadway. She was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where she later died.

They say a witness returned to the scene and told officers that he had followed the suspect vehicle to an apartment complex on Wedekind Road in Reno. They found the truck with damage consistent with the accident, which eventually let to Cossey.

Police say she admitted to being the driver of the truck that hit the victim. She was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death and her bail was set at $20,000.

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