Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes Wiki – Biography
Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes is suspected of fatally hitting a bicyclist with her vehicle and fleeing the scene more than three and a half years ago in Whittier is now back in the U.S. after being captured in Australia, police announced Thursday.
Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes Age
She is 35-years-old.
Charged & Arrested
A woman has been extradited from Australia to face charges in a Southern California hit-and-run accident that killed a bicyclist more than three years ago.
A plane returned Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes, 35, to the U.S. Thursday after a lengthy extradition proceeding that lasted more than a year.
Whittier police said Agustin Rodriguez Jr., 46, was dragged to his death in January 2017 after being struck by a woman in a white Lexus.
She was jailed in California on charges of felony hit-and-run and felony vehicular manslaughter, police said.
A woman who fled in 2017 after being charged with the death of a bicyclist in Whittier was extradited from Australia and returned to California today. The @USAO_LosAngeles is expected to dismiss the federal flight charge and Chan Reyes will be prosecuted by @LADAOffice #Captured pic.twitter.com/S16uvKpU0i
— FBI Los Angeles (@FBILosAngeles) October 30, 2020
Reyes was identified as the driver through information received by the Police Department’s Traffic Bureau, according to the release. The Lexus was recovered in a residential garage in Idaho, and more evidence was discovered in Nevada.
A short time after the crash, Reyes left the U.S. and went to live in Hong Kong, investigators determined. Whittier police worked with the FBI and obtained an international arrest warrant for the suspect.
Later, the FBI discovered she had moved to Australia. She was taken into custody through cooperation with Australian law enforcement, the release stated.
Following a lengthy extradition process, Reyes was flown back to the U.S. and landed in Southern California on Thursday morning. She was immediately transferred to the custody of Whittier police, according to officials.
Reyes is expected to be charged with hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter, both felonies, police said.
“Investigators from the Whittier Police Department Traffic Bureau received information identifying Andrea Dorothy Chan Reyes, as the driver of the white Lexus sedan and were able to locate the involved vehicle at a residential garage in the state of Idaho,” police said.
Police said that soon after the collision, they determined Reyes fled the U.S. and was living in Hong Kong. In 2018, the FBI found her living in Australia where authorities arrested her a few months later.