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Waco police arrest suspect of fatal 2016 hit-and-run

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 20:50:10-05

WACO, TX — Waco police arrested a woman accused of fatally striking a Baylor student with a car in 2016.

On Oct. 6, 2016, 19-year-old David Grotberg was riding his bike on Franklin Avenue when police said 50-year-old Tammy Blankenship Harlen hit the student and drove away.

Grotberg later died from his injuries at Hillcrest Hospital.

Waco police said Harlen was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, over two years after the hit-and-run.

Harlen was booked into the McLennan County Jail for failure to stop and render aid, causing death.