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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: May 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] MPD makes arrest in October fatal hit-and-run

Midland police have arrested 21-year-old Kelly Bradbery after identifying her vehicle as the one involved in a fatal hit-and-run that took place in October 2014.

Bradbery's vehicle, a 2004 Jeep Liberty, was located by police on Saturday, May 16. An officer identified the Jeep as the vehicle that Midland Police Department has been searching for in the aftermath of an accident that killed 27-year-old Francisco Iglecias in the 2200 block of North Midland Drive on the night of Oct. 22. Officers confirmed that Bradbery was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, obtained a warrant for manslaughter and subsequently arrested Bradbery on Thursday, May 21.

Midland Police and Fire Departments responded to the accident at 11:59 on Oct. 22 near the intersection of Midland Drive and Neely Avenue, where they found citizens attempting to perform CPR on Iglecias, who was later pronounced deceased on scene.

The investigation revealed that a black Chevrolet Camaro was traveling southbound in the outside lane and Bradbery was traveling southbound in the inside lane at the time of the accident. Both vehicles faced a green light while Iglecias was walking in a crosswalk on Midland Drive. Iglecias was first struck by Bradbery's Jeep, knocking him to the ground, and then run over by the black Camaro. Bradberry fled the scene and police put out notice for officers and the public to search for a green SUV with damage to the front right portion.

Bradbery is currently in custody at Midland County Central Detention Center on a $1 million bond.


Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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