Oakley: DUI Driver Who Killed 15-Year-Old Girl Now in Custody


The City of Oakley announced today that the driver who struck and killed a 15-year-old girl on E. Cypress Road near Bethel Island Road is now in custody.

Police were able to track down Kristina Salvitti to a location in San Bernadino, CA who was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service. Oakley Police and the US Marshals had been working together to locate Ms. Salvitti.

As of Wednesday, Ms. Salvitti is being transported back to Contra Costa County for arraignment by detectives from the Oakley Police Department.

Ms. Salvitti was charged with vehicular manslaughter after the June 28th incident where police and emergency responders located the 15-yaer-old girl. A second girl age 16, was transported via helicopter to UCSF Benioff Hospital with major injuries.

According to the June press release:

According to Oakley Police, the driver of the vehicle, Kristina Salvitti a 50 year old female with a last known address in Walnut Creek, remained at the scene and was cooperative with authorities.  The preliminary investigation determined the two teens were walking East along East Cypress Rd on the right shoulder of the roadway.  Ms. Salvitti was traveling East along Easy Cypress Rd in her vehicle.

Police say Ms. Salvitte veered off the roadway striking the girls, the vehicle continued for several hundred feet before finally coming to a stop.

“Ms. Salvitti displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Ultimately, she was arrested and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence,” said police chief Chris Thorsen in a press release.

In late October, the full case against Ms. Salvitti was presented to the District Attorney’s Office. Charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence were filed against Ms. Salvitti, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.