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Arlington Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities in Arlington, Texas are searching for the driver of a dark gray 2007-2010 Chrysler 300 who fled the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident Friday night.

Details of the Fatal Arlington Pedestrian Accident

According to the Star-Telegram, 20-year-old Kelly Walters was struck and killed at the intersection of Northeast Green Oaks Boulevard and Burney Road near Ellis Elementary School at 8:15 pm.

Security camera footage from an insurance agency near the intersection shows two cars approaching the intersection. A white vehicle can be seen stopping for a red light while a dark gray Chrysler continues through the intersection.

Walters was reportedly in the crosswalk with the right of way when she was stuck. She was pronounced dead at 8:53 pm at Texas health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

Police and Parents Request Public’s Help in Identifying Hit-and-Run Motorist

Walters’ parents remember their daughter as being motivated and wise beyond her years, with a long-standing interest in politics. Walter was a junior at University of Arlington where she studied Arabic, political science, and psychology – she aspired to work in national defense.

Walters was scheduled to depart on a semester long study program in Morocco on Friday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the driver had not been found. Authorities and the Walters family are urging anyone with information concerning the incident to come forward.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics
  • In 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT ) recorded 3,377 traffic-related fatalities.
  • Of those killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2013, 485 were pedestrians and 48 were pedalcyclists.
  • 767 deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.


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