Police investigating the hit-and-run deaths of two pedestrians early Saturday in west Arlington disclosed Monday that a “person of interest” sought earlier in the case turned out not to be involved.
Tammy Mclain, 40, of Parker County and an unidentifed man were killed after being struck in the 2400 block of West Division Street shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.
Police over the weekend released footage from a nearby QuikTrip convenience store showing a “person of interest” they wished to identify for a possible lead in the case. But on Monday afternoon, police said the man, who had been seen buying snacks in the store before the crash, had come forward and been cleared of any involvement in the hit-and-run.
“We have determined through an interview the person and vehicle of interest are not connected to the pedestrian fatality,” Arlington police disclosed Monday afternoon on the department’s Twitter social media feed. “[The] investigation continues.”
The crash was believed to have occurred about 2:12 a.m. Saturday, and the “person of interest” had been seen at the QuikTrip at 1:51 a.m., police said.
Surveillance footage from the gas station does not show the hit-and-run, police said.
Mclain and the man were crossing West Division Street near Bowen Road when they were struck, police said. They were not in a crosswalk.
The vehicle that struck them likely has damage to its front end, authorities said.
Neighbors in the Springtown area told WFAA that the man killed was Mclain’s husband, and the couple leaves behind a 9-year-old son. Arlington police haven’t provided details about the victims, and as of Monday night the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office had not identified the man.