Wife of air force officer arrested
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado ” Troopers have arrested the wife of a Mexican air force officer after a hit-and-run that killed a civilian Air Force Academy employee, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday.
Veronica Prieto-Gudino, 30, was arrested Monday on suspicion of careless driving causing death and failure to report an accident involving death, Sgt. Rick Hoffmann confirmed.
She was free on $3,000 bond, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers called the U.S. Justice Department to confirm that Prieto-Gudino, a Mexican citizen, did not have diplomatic immunity, Hoffmann said. A phone number for her could not be found.
Donna Head, 65, of Monument was struck around 9 a.m. Monday in a parking lot near the academy’s community center.
Officials closed both the north and the south entrance gates while authorities searched for the driver and eventually found the vehicle suspected of hitting Head.
Head was the flight chief for the academy’s family program, meaning she oversaw all child programs for the academy. Her husband, Air Force Brig. Gen. James Head, retired two years ago as a physics professor and vice dean of faculty at the academy, The Gazette reported.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com