Woman Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter

A woman is behind bars tonight accused of vehicular manslaughter.

POSTED: 04:00 AM PST Nov 14, 2012    UPDATED: 07:17 PM PST Dec 26, 2012 
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -

A woman is behind bars tonight accused of vehicular manslaughter. CHP officials say 23-year-old Marie Coyner allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian. 24-year-old Christopher Tietjen was hit while walking near North Thompson Avenue and Willow Road in San Luis Obispo earlier this week.

CHP officials say Coyner hit him and then left the scene. Coyner was taken into custody yesterday and booked in San Luis Obispo County Jail.