Martinez, Calif. – Yesterday, defendant Camille Thompson, 25 of Pittsburg, was found guilty by a Contra Costa County jury of multiple counts, including felony hit and run, related to a vehicular crash that resulted in the death of a Pittsburg man. The defendant was also found guilty of misdemeanor counts of vehicular manslaughter and destroying evidence.
On March 20, 2019, the victim was walking home on the side of the road at W Leland Road and Bailey Road and was hit by Thompson’s vehicle. After the impact of the collision, Thompson drove her vehicle back to where the victim’s body was and then she paused and left the scene of the crash. The vehicle suffered damage because of the crash and a piece of the vehicle’s fog lamp was left at the scene.
Pittsburg Police Department officers began an extensive investigation to identify the driver who left the scene and determined the fog lamp came from a Mercedes vehicle. In turn, officers reviewed surveillance footage and determined the defendant’s vehicle was leaving the scene of the crash. A search warrant executed at Thompson’s residence found the vehicle in the back yard under a tarp. The vehicle in fact was missing a fog lamp and suffered extensive damage to the front passenger side.
The felony trial lasted one week before the Honorable Julia Campins in Department 10 in Pittsburg. Judge Campins will sentence the defendant on August 20, 2021. The defendant will face up to six years in state prison. Deputy District Attorney Sinead McCarron prosecuted the case of behalf of the People. DDA McCarron is assigned to our Delta Direct Team.
Case information: People v. Camille Edith Thompson, Docket Number 04-192420-8
Information released by Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office