FRENCH VALLEY, California – A woman who was behind the wheel of a car that fatally struck pedestrian Marvin Brooks in Perris last month, has herself become the victim of what her family believes could be premeditated murder, not the case of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident police are investigating, according to a Press Enterprise article.
Wanda McGlover, 68, was found unresponsive Sept. 21 in a ditch by her home in French Valley last week and was transferred to a Murrieta hospital where she later died. Her daughter told a reporter at the Press Enterprise that she was speaking with her mother on a cell phone at the time she was likely killed. According to the Press Enterprise article, McGlover was allegedly interrupted by someone while talking with her daughter who lives out of state. She called out for her daughter and the phone went dead.
The tragedy coincidentally comes just over a month after McGlover was driving a car that killed a pedestrian.
On Aug. 7, McGlover, 46, of Perris, was driving her 2010 Ford Flex on the southbound lanes of Interstate 215 when she struck Brooks as he was allegedly walking on the shoulder or stepped into her path, according to a Riverside County Fire Department press release. The fatal crash took place at 8:58 p.m. on the highway just north of the Fourth Street exit. Brooks died at the scene of the car crash.
Both the California Highway Patrol and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident as a traffic accident and are awaiting a report by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner as to the cause of McGlover’s death.
“Police must investigate this crash to determine if there was any foul play involved including interviewing witnesses as well as gathering forensic evidence,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm. “Families of victims of crime may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against anyone liable for their loved one’s death as well as pursue criminal actions against them.”
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