Photo courtesy of DPD Beat.

Dallas Police have made an arrest in connection with the hit-and-run incident that killed one woman in Casa View.

Two drivers were racing on Nov. 26 when one hit a 73-year-old pedestrian near the 10100 block of Ferguson Road. Both cars fled the scene.

Linda Pearson was walking her Maltese, Precious, when she was hit, the Dallas Morning News reported.

A Chevrolet Impala and a Chevrolet Camaro were involved in the street race. Police didn’t say which car the person they arrested is suspected of driving. The other driver has not yet been found.

Shashana Pearson-Hormillosa is Pearson’s daughter and said her mother was a devout Christian, beloved by her church community. She was also a caring grandmother, and her grandchildren have been struggling with her death.

Pearson-Hormillosa also told the News street racing has been a big issue in the neighborhood, and Pearson had installed foam in her windows to try to buffer the noise.

A community meeting was held with District 9 City Councilwoman Paula Blackmon, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia, Assistant City Manager Majed Al-Ghafrey and other City departments. Watch a recording of the meeting, where speakers discussed street racing and the Nov. 26 incident, here.

We wrote about street racing and intersection takeovers earlier this year. 911 calls related to speeding and racing have been increasing since 2016.

“The pandemic has greatly exacerbated this,” David Blewett, the former District 14 City Council member, told us for the February story. “It’s mostly younger people who are stuck at home, some not able to go to work or school. They’re looking for fun and action and not having many options.”

 


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