IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – Family members of a seven-year-old girl who was critically injured in a hit and run accident are now pleading with the driver responsible to come forward.
“Look inside your heart and know you should turn yourself in,” said Cecelia Miles, the victim’s grandmother. Irving Police say a car struck Timiyah Miles and an adult family friend, Roberta Sago, as they stood in a parking lot outside a Irving beauty shop on the 600 block of Grauwyler last Sunday.
“I think one of them isn’t moving at all. I think they’re dead,” reported an unidentified caller in a recorded 911 conversation.
Newly released recordings capture the emotion and confusion following the accident, as witnesses watched the driver disappear.
“The car is gone!” yelled a second caller.
Police have now identified their suspect as 27-year-old Marvin Perez, an Irving resident.
“If he could do this to Timiyah, he could do it to anyone’s child,” said Regina Allen, the victim’s aunt.
Family members say the little girl, who was set to celebrate her eighth birthday next week, is now in a medically induced coma.
“She was full of life,” said Allen. “Oh, yes, we tell the nurses, everyday, ‘Just wait ‘til she wakes up.”
Anyone with information on Perez is asked to call Irving Police.