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Police Arrest Man in Connection to Deadly Hit and Run Crash

Police arrested a man Monday for leaving the scene of a hit and run crash that left a woman dead in Grand Prairie over the weekend.

Grand Prairie police spotted Michael Sanchez, who had a warrant out for failing to stop and render aid, in the 1500 block of Glynn Oaks Drive in Arlington around 6 p.m.

Police said he jumped out of a car he was seen in and ran from officers, before he was finally taken into custody.

The other person police were looking for in connection to the crash, Jesica Mosqueda, was arrested in the 3200 block of Division Street in Arlington. She was released after information given by both suspects placed Sanchez behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Failing to stop and render aid -- a 2nd degree felony -- carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, a 2009 Dodge Charger, occupied by Sanchez and Mosqueda struck and killed Troylynn Berkley, who had called a friend for help after her car had a flat tire on the westbound side of Interstate 30 at the Belt Line Road Exit,

Investigators said Berkley and her car were on the right shoulder of the freeway when she was struck and killed by the Charger that drifted into the shoulder. Sanchez and Mosqueda fled the crash on foot.

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