Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed mother of 2 in Homeland

Jennifer Blakely was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Sultanas Road, just north of the 74 Freeway, in Homeland Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

An arrest has been made in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of two in Homeland last month.

Felipe Gonzales, 43, of Homeland was taken into custody, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Investigators say Gonzales struck Jennifer Blakely and her friend on Sultanas Road, just north of the 74 Freeway, around 10:20 p.m. on April 29. Blakely was killed and her friend was hospitalized with major injuries.

Gonzales' vehicle, a black 2001 Ford Mustang, with significant front-end damage was recovered a few miles from the crash scene.

Blakely leaves behind a husband and two children. If you have any information about this incident, you're urged to contact the California Highway Patrol, Inland Division at (909) 428-5400.
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