AUBURN, Wash. - Police arrested a woman with a suspended license for allegedly hitting and killing a person in Auburn, and then driving away from the scene.
According to court documents, 34-year-old Lauren Williams was driving a stolen van on March 14 around 6:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of I Street NE.
She allegedly hit 32-year-old, Cait McLucas, who was crossing the street.
Court documents state Williams "braked slightly" after hitting the victim, then, sped off.
McLucas was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries. One car driving by at the time stopped to try and help her before first responders arrived.
Seydi Gueye was driving behind Williams and witnessed the crash.
Gueye followed her as she drove away. Documents state Williams got out of the stolen van and attempted to run away, but Gueye also got out of his vehicle and stopped her.
Court documents say he stayed with her to make sure she didn't run until police arrived.
Williams also has a record of various criminal and traffic charges dating back to at least 2010, according to court documents.
Williams has been charged with felony hit-and-run and possession of a stolen vehicle. Prosecutors say "she is a danger to the community and an extreme flight risk with 28 warrants issued since 2012."
"I’m just glad the person was caught. And I don’t even want to say her name because she doesn’t deserve to have any publicity. She should have been in jail before," said Shannon McLucas, the mother of the victim.
She says her heart is broken after losing her daughter in such a preventable and tragic way. She says it was just a few weeks out from her daughter's 33rd birthday.
Shannon McLucas says her daughter was leaving her boyfriend's home Monday morning, heading to work, when she was hit.
She says she is so thankful Gueye was there.
On Thursday, FOX 13 connected Gueye and McLucas for the first time ever.
"She had a mother, she had a sister, and she had brothers, who would have wanted justice for her. Because of you, she is going to have justice for her," said Gueye.
"And because of you, she is going to have justice. I can't thank you enough. You're family now," said McLucas.
The family is having a celebration of life for Cait McLucas on Friday.
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