Woman arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run crash

Florida Highway Patrol troopers have arrested the woman blamed for the hit-and-run crash that killed an Osceola County man.

Troopers said Giselle Castellano drove the car that struck Rafael Cotto as he walked along Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee Sunday morning. Cotto was killed.

Troopers found Castellano’s car on Monday at an apartment complex near the site of the crash. The windshield was damaged and the passenger side mirror was missing.

Troopers said Castellano fell asleep while driving.

“She’ll have to face the consequences of what she did,” said Lisa Van Dam, Cotto’s sister. “What she did was wrong. Justice will make that right.”

While troopers found the car, they did not arrest the owner right away because they said they needed to collect evidence. They originally said it could be months before charges were found. No word yet on what troopers found that allowed them to arrest Castellano Wednesday.