GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Grand Prairie police have arrested the woman suspected of being the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run run accident that happened over the weekend.
Kallie Wright is in custody, being held at the Grand Prairie Police Detention Center, after voluntarily surrendering.
On Tuesday police said they had located the vehicle wanted in connection with the deadly hit-and-run that happened on July 15 around 6:00 a.m. on South Belt Line Road, at the Interstate-20 frontage road.
Police seized the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu investigators determined was involved in the crash.
Detectives developed other information that led to them issuing an arrest warrant for the 38-year-old Wright. The Fort Worth resident is charged with Accident Involving Death, a second degree felony.
The passenger in the vehicle with Wright has also been identified, but is not considered a suspect and no charges are expected to be filed.
Wright is expected to be formally arraigned Wednesday morning. She remains behind bars on a $175,000 bond.
Cedar Hill resident Calvin Middleton, 42, was riding his bike when he was struck and killed.
It’s hard for Kennedi Middleton to imagine a life without her dad and best friend.
“He was a wonderful man. He was a great father to me. He helped out with anything and everything he could do,” said daughter, Kennedi Middleton.
Police said a man in a white truck followed the black Chevy Malibu to try to get a license plate. He wasn’t the only Good Samaritan at the scene:
“The black car came flying by me,” said Edmond Bethea. “I saw pieces of the bike and Mr. Middleton slide down the roadway. “I pulled underneath the bridge here, and ran over to check on him to see if he was ok. He wasn’t responsive. I stayed with him and called 911.”
Lee was headed to work when he heard the crash. He checked Calvin’s pulse – but it was too late.
He returned to the crash site, now a memorial, to pay his respects to the family.
“I just want to meet them and let them know that he wasn’t alone – that there was somebody with him. I was there with him,” said Bethea.
Knowing her father was not alone is helping ease his daughter’s sadness:
“Thank you for staying and caring,” said Kennedi. “My dad was gone. There wasn’t much he could do. But I’m glad he stayed and wasn’t just someone else who passed by.”