DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police arrested 26-year-old Jessica Pratt for the hit-and-run death of popular Deep Ellum bartender Ian Brooks.
She’s facing a charge of “accident involving death,” a felony.
Brooks was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Northbound lanes of I-75 around 3:40 am when Pratt allegedly crashed into him from behind, according to police.
“He was a loving, loving guy,” said the owner of Brick & Bones, Cliff Edgar days after the tragedy. “A genuine and authentic person.”
People filled Trees Bar in Deep Ellum, buying raffle tickets and eyeing items up for auction to raise money to compensate Brooks’ family and co-workers for time missed from work.
“They always say the good die young and in this case it’s extremely true,” said Brandy Alexander, Brooks’ girlfriend, who was set to move in with him later this week. He called her the night he died, as he left work.