Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Fort Worth woman accused of hitting and killing a cyclist in Grand Prairie on Sunday.
Police say it was a series of tips that led them to the vehicle in Fort Worth on Monday night. Now that they have the car involved in the fatal hit-and-run, they need the public’s help in finding the woman behind the wheel.
Kallie Wright is expected to be charged with accident involving death. A picture of the vehicle where it was found in Fort Worth shows the windshield is missing and so is Wright. Police say she is not the owner of the 2012 Chevy Malibu, but she was driving it when Calvin Middleton, 42, was struck and killed.
"Thanks to the Crime Stoppers tip line and people able to remain anonymous, we've gotten a lot of helpful tips which lead us to Fort Worth Finding the Malibu involved in this case,” said Grand Prairie Police Officer Chelsea Kretz.
Calvin was killed around 6 a.m. Sunday on Belt Line Road near Interstate 20. His brother, Shon Middleton, is relieved police have located the vehicle and identified the driver.
Shon says on Monday evening he met Christian Garcia, the young man in the big white truck that witnessed the hit-and-run. Investigators say Garcia turned on a bright light bar and got the suspect to turn around as he went back to help Calvin, who was dying in the middle of the road.
Police say Wright and her passenger went back to the scene. A witness says one of them asked “is he dead” before the two women drove away.
“To stop this person and help my brother and he kneeled down and prayed next to my brother that’s my hero man,” Shon said. “Christian will forever be in my life and our family’s life.”
Public records show Wright’s criminal history includes several drug charges. She now faces a second-degree felony that, if convicted, could send her to prison from 2 to 20 years.