Chandler woman convicted of leaving accident scene

Phoenix, Arizona (AP) September 2010

A Chandler woman has been convicted by a federal jury of leaving the scene of a fatal accident while on an Indian reservation.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix says 64-year-old Victoria Flockhart faces sentencing in November.

Evidence at trial showed that early on the morning of March 21, 2007, Flockhart drove a vehicle that struck and killed a 34-year-old Native American as the victim attempted to cross a road on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservation east of Phoenix.

Prosecutors said Flockhart failed to stop at the accident scene as required by law.

A federal conviction for leaving the scene of a fatal accident carries a maximum penalty of nearly 9 years, a $250,000 fine or both.