21-year-old charged with motor vehicle homicide after aunt falls from vehicle

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- A 36-year-old woman, left in critical condition after she tumbled off a SUV on November 7, has died.

Lincoln Police said Autumn Rodriguez Hernandez was declared brain dead on November 8 and kept alive until her organs could be donated on November 12.

On November 9, Lincoln Police said 21-year-old Kacie Alatoree had been arrested. She has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and failure to stop and render aid following a serious accident.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. at 29th and M streets after a confrontation between Rodriguez Hernadez, the victim, and Alatoree, the driver.

Police said Rodriguez Hernandez lent her vehicle to Alatoree, her neice, three months ago, and saw it outside her residence.

Rodriguez Hernandez confronted Alatoree, and climbed onto the hood of the vehicle to keep her from leaving.

Alatoree, driving a 1999 Red Isuzu Rodeo Trooper, accelerated to roughly 45 MPH, swerving left and right to get Rodriguez Hernandez off the hood, and eventually slammed on the brakes.

Rodriguez Hernandez flew off, striking her head on the curb.

Alatoree proceeded to leave the scene.

Alatoree is due in court on Dec. 18, and is being held on $125,000 bond.