GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The hit-and-run driver who killed a North Texas cyclist is finally believed to be in police custody.
Police issued an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Kallie Wright. She turned herself in to the Grand Prairie Police Department Tuesday night.
Police believe she was driving a car that struck and killed 42-year-old Calvin Middleton while he was riding his bike on Belt Line Road early Sunday morning.
Surveillance video shows her black Chevy Malibu moments after the accident. Police said Wright and her passenger went back to the scene. A witness said one of them asked if he was dead before driving off.
Grand Prairie police located the car in Fort Worth with the windshield missing and front-end damage.
Middleton’s brother said he is finding strength in knowing a driver who witnessed the hit-and-run flashed his lights to try to get the suspect to stop.
“For him to not even know who that is, to help in both situations trying to stop this person and help my brother… and he kneeled down and prayed next to my brother. That’s my hero,” Shon Middleton said.
Wright is now charged with an accident involving death. That’s a second-degree felony. Her bond was set at $175,000.
She is expected to hear the charges against her in front of a judge Wednesday morning.
Wright’s passenger is not expected to face any charges.