Karla Rico Wiki – Karla Rico Biography
Karla Rico, a Texas mother, was killed and her son seriously injured after a driver allegedly running a red light ran over them while trying to flee from police.
On Monday afternoon, Karla Rico was driving through Garland with her 10-year-old son when her car was hit by another vehicle driven by Bobby Lee Murphy, 37.
Karla Rico Age
Karla Rico was 28 years old.
Cause of Death – GoFundMe
Moments earlier, Murphy had been pulled over for a traffic violation, during which time officers allegedly noticed evidence of drugs inside the vehicle. Before they could investigate further, Murphy allegedly sped with two passengers inside.
In an apparent attempt to evade officers, Murphy allegedly ran a red light, hitting Rico and a second vehicle, a Honda CRV, which stopped at the red light in the southbound lanes.
“For me, it was like a movie, a horror movie,” witness Joshua Garcia told CBS DFW. “You are never prepared for a situation like this.”
Murphy and the other two occupants of his car were transported to a local hospital, according to police. The CRV driver suffered minor injuries and was released at the scene.
Rico was pronounced dead at the scene and her son was taken to a hospital in the area, where he remains in critical condition.
“Karla was an amazing person and everyone who knew her loved and admired her,” her family wrote on a GoFundMe page. “It was a blessing to everyone who had the privilege of working with her.”
Murphy has been charged with murder and evading arrest, resulting in serious bodily injury. It is unclear whether he pleaded guilty or hired an attorney to comment on his behalf.