Suspect in fatal hit-and-run held on $25K bail

Natalie "Nate" Vieira (Police photo)

A suspect arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian appeared in court Wednesday for a dangerousness hearing and was held on $25,000 bail.

Authorities said 58-year-old Natalie "Nate" Vieira faced multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash with death resulting, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Police said Vieira struck 33-year-old Stasha Lynn Faria of Westport in the area of 653 State Road on March 3 just before 7 p.m.

After receiving tips based on a previous press release, police said they located the minivan they were looking for, a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander, at an auto body shop in Fall River.

Vieira, formerly of Riverside, California, was recently residing in Westport, police said.

Authorities also said that while Vieria's legal first name is "Natalie," he is transgender and identifies as a male.

If he is able to make bail, he has to wear a GPS monitoring device, surrender passport and won’t be allowed to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth.

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