arrest hit-and-run driver from Dec. 30 accident
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[March 09, 2009]
Lincoln police officers arrested
Kelly A. Ferreira at her residence Saturday pursuant to an arrest
warrant issued in Logan County. This arrest culminates a 2 1/2-month
investigation into the Dec. 30, 2008, hit-and-run accident near the
Eagles Lodge in Lincoln.
Ferreira and the victim, Rhonda "Tobi" Shaw, are friends and were
together that night at various bars, including Legends, 1909 N.
Kickapoo St. Shaw left Legends, walking southbound on North
Kickapoo. Ferreira left Legends a short time later, driving
It is believed that Ferreira passed Shaw, realized
that it was Shaw walking and backed up to give her a ride. While
backing up, Ferreira's van struck Shaw, knocking her to the ground.
Ferreira then left the scene and did not report the accident to
Shaw received life-threatening injuries and was transferred to
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Shaw was wearing a black leather jacket, which was submitted to
the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in an effort to determine if
trace evidence would reveal the color of the vehicle. The lab was
able to find trace paint transfer, and their analysis determined
that the vehicle was brown or tan in color.
Also, at the scene of the accident, Lincoln police recovered
several pieces of taillight that had distinctive lettering.
Tips received from the public and the information regarding the
color of the vehicle pointed the investigation toward Ferreira.
Lincoln police determined that Ferreira drives a tan 2000 Oldsmobile
Silhouette van and that the van's rear right taillight was recently
replaced. With this information, Lincoln officers seized the van and
processed it for evidence.
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An Illinois State Police accident reconstruction trooper and the
Logan County Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation that
led to Ferreira's arrest.
- Kelly A. Ferreira, 46-year-old female, 119 N. Grand, Lincoln
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