KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten months after a Kansas City mother was killed in a hit-and-run crash downtown, police have arrested a man facing charges in her death.
“My dad is already gone, I’m the only child and all I had was my momma,” said Kennadi Cobbins, the daughter of Kameron Cobbins, who was killed in the hit-and-run.
On Aug. 12, just before midnight, Cobbins and her mother were in the car together. That’s when they were hit by Terrence Dunlap-Jones Jr, prosecutors say.
Police said he sped through a red light going 13 miles over the speed limit.
“You don’t know who you took, just out doing whatever and then to be on the run, like you really did not care about nobody but yourself,” Cobbins said.
Police keyed in on Dunlap-Jones Jr. in the days after the crash after a woman watching the news alerted them to the fact he had parked his truck at her house.
For 10 months, Dunlap-Jones Jr. evaded police. At that time, Kameron’s mom told FOX4 this:
“I plea that somebody out there, they know him, they seen the vehicle, and I plea that you turn him in,” Michelle Cobbins said.
Fast forward to now and Dunlap-Jones Jr. has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death
This family is one step closer to getting the justice they have longed for.
“Being without her for like 10 months, almost going on a year, it’s been unrealistic,” Kennadi said.
Dunlap-Jones appeared in court on Friday and has another date set for June 12 where his bond will be reviewed, which is currently set at $75,000.