Hit-and-run suspect turns herself in after fatal incident: Killeen police

Posted at 6:33 PM, Dec 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-12 14:21:56-05

KILLEEN, Texas — A suspect has been arrested in a fatal hit-and-run incident reported on Friday, officials said.

The suspect, Chakria Dominique Lee, 35, has since been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Killeen Polie Department.

Killeen police said Lee voluntarily came to their office and spoke with detectives.

Alongside the assistance of multiple agencies - Lee was later located and arrested, according to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Lee was then arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

She is currently residing at the Bell County Jail on a $1 million bond, officials said.

Killeen police said the 39-year-old woman killed in the incident died on the scene.

Lee is said to have initially fled the scene in a light-colored pickup prior to officials arriving, officials said.

Killeen police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 39-year-old woman on Sunday.

Around 9:58 p.m. officers responded to a crash at South Fort Hood Road Street and West Lane.

"Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female suffering from serious injuries," said police. "Officers started to perform life-saving measures until paramedics arrived."

The victim was identified as Latasha Suzanna Brenda Wright by police and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

"The suspect driver fled the scene in a light-colored pickup prior to the officers’ arrival," said police. "No arrests have been made at this time."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com.