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St. Augustine woman arrested in hit-and-run death of St. Johns County teen

BACKGROUND: Local mom pushes for answers two years after daughter's hit-and-run death
2014 ARREST: 'Intimate encounter' turns into armed robbery in St. Augustine

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 29-year-old woman and charged her with leaving the scene of a traffic accident that killed a St. Johns County teenager.

Haley Smith, 15, was killed in Nov. 2013 while walking down Kenton Morrison Road.

In Nov. 2016, the St. Augustine Record ran an article about the case, which generated some tips, police said.

The tips led to the Tiffany Michelle Higginbotham, 29. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office say they have collected trace evidence and eyewitness evidence.

MUGSHOTSHigginbotham arrested a dozen times in St. Johns County 

St. Johns County cold case

Updated: St. Johns County authorities arrested woman in death of St. Johns County teen: http://bit.ly/2m3LZo7 Background on the case: http://bit.ly/2lrPm4G

Posted by Action News Jax on Monday, February 27, 2017
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