The Vista Detention Facility. Photo by Chris Stone

Police arrested an Oceanside woman Friday in connection with the July 15 hit-and-run death of a bicyclist.

Bailey Tennery, 24, was being held on $150,000 bail at the Vista Detention Facility, according to the jail’s website. Tennery was being held on charges of suspicion of hit-and-run causing death or injury and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

Officers recovered her 2014 black Nissan Versa Note, according to the Oceanside Police Department.

Tom Bussey, a police spokesman, identified the victim as Jackson Williams, 27, of Carlsbad.

Dispatchers received multiple calls about 11:30 p.m. July 15 regarding a bicyclist lying in an eastbound lane of Oceanside Boulevard near Interstate 5, said police Sgt. David Paul.

One caller reported the bicyclist had suffered major head trauma and was neither moving nor breathing, Paul said.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene, the sergeant said.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle fleeing eastbound on Oceanside under the freeway overpass, Paul said.

Bussey said a transient witnessed the incident and told police, which ultimately led them to Tennery.

The suspect has an arraignment scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vista Superior Court.

– City News Service

Updated 3:25 p.m. July 23, 2021

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