Woman charged in connection to deadly hit-and-run crash in Antioch

Linda Sarmiento (Metro Nashville Police Department)

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman has been charged in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash in Antioch.

Metro police say Linda Sarmiento, 30, turned herself in to authorities Sunday afternoon.

She is accused of hitting two people riding a motorcycle around 3 a.m. in the 600 block of Bell Road near Murfreesboro Road. Sarmiento reportedly admitted to drinking before she got in her Nissan Altima to go to the store.

She told officers when she crossed Bell Road to make a U-turn in the entrance of her apartment complex, she heard a loud noise and saw two motorcycle riders slide across the roadway.

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According to police, Sarmiento panicked and returned to her apartment.

One of the victims, 23-year-old Emily Garlit, died at the scene. The other, Jorge Gonzales, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Sarmiento has been charged with driving on a revoked license and failure to provide proof of insurance. More charges are expected after the crash investigation is completed.

Sarmiento was convicted of DUI in 2014.

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