Car turned in via “Cash for Clunkers” program leads police to a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

The only suspect evidence after the accident, police said, was that the vehicle was a “silver BMW” with extensive damage. The damage was detailed — including information that the front right clearance marker lamp and fog lamp was found at the scene and that the windshield on the passenger side should be caved in.

Hours after the accident, police said Kissida traded in his 1992 BMW to a Valley auto dealership as part of the “Cash for Clunkers” program. He said damage to the vehicle occurred when he hit a javelina. On Sunday, acting on a tip from an anonymous person who had heard media descriptions, police seized the vehicle and, after serving a series of search warrants, arrested Kissida.


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