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Woman says she 'unintentionally' ran over, killed woman near Mitchell Park Domes

Posted at 11:46 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 12:46:31-04

Police have charged the woman who ran over and killed a woman in a hit-and-run near the Mitchell Park Domes on Friday.

Sandra Rybka and Carla Gould got into an argument on S. Layton Boulevard in which the two were punching each other while Rybka was inside her vehicle.

Gould eventually started walking away from Rybka's vehicle. At that point, Rybka started inching her vehicle towards her, nudging her multiple times and ultimately running her over and dragging her across the intersection.

Rybka then fled the scene.

Police arrived at Rybka's home where she told them she had been drinking all day and had smoked one rock of crack.

Once in police custody, Rybka admitted to being the driver of the vehicle that caused the death of Gould. She said she knew Gould but unintentionally ran her over because when the two were fighting Gould sprayed her with pepper spray, causing her to be blinded. She said she fled the scene because she had been drinking and she was scared she could be jumped.

Rybka said the argument started because Gould refused to take her to someone's house to buy marijuana.

Rybka is charged with second degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, hit and run - resulting in death, knowingly operate motor vehicle while suspended - cause death.