BOCA RATON, FL - A woman was taken into custody following a hit-and-run crash in Boca Raton Friday morning that killed a federal judge and injured a young boy, WPTV reports.
The accident happened near the intersection of 4000 North Ocean Boulevard and Northwest 40th Street shortly after 10:20 a.m. Police said a woman was driving a two-door sedan erratically when she went up onto the sidewalk and hit the two victims.
75-year-old Sandra Feuerstein, a judge in the Eastern District of New York, was pronounced dead of her injuries at Delray Medical Center. The other pedestrian, a 6-year-old boy, was seriously injured.
The vehicle involved was located later after crashing in Delray Beach and the driver, 23-year-old Nastasia Andranie Snape, was arrested.
Police and first responders said Snape was disoriented and said she was claiming she was Harry Potter. Police found small containers in her bag that contained a synthetic drug known to cause erratic behavior.
Authorities say Snape will face several charges, including vehicular homicide and hit-and-run involving death.
Feuerstein was nominated to the federal bench by President George W. Bush in 2003
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