Wichita, Kansas 2022-05-16 14:00:08 –
Laurie Hickle states that the accusation is the first step in several steps towards the actual justice of her husband Stephen. Still, she says that learning this news all the time raises the question, “What takes so long?” She says it’s a process that makes her feel as if this investigation isn’t a top priority.
“The first thing I felt was someone kicking me in my gut,” Laurie said.
Major progress in investigating a deadly hit-and-run outside Arrowhead Stadium, which killed 66-year-old Stephen Hickle last October.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of this incident since it happened,” Laurie said.
According to the Jackson County Public Prosecutor’s Office, 19-year-old Thomas Wire of Kansas City was charged with leaving the scene of a car accident. This crime can be sentenced to up to 7 years in prison.
According to court documents, Wire was admitted last November to a detective driving the Blue Dodge Durango heading south on Blue Ridge Cutoff and 43rd Avenue at the time of Hit and Run.
Weir’s arrest warrant was issued earlier this week. He is not detained.
“I personally feel that this gentleman was identified in November as having done something much earlier than in May,” Laurie said.
According to court documents, Weyer said he stopped the car when Hickle crossed the road. After a while, Weyer observed Hickle stepping into the central turn lane and sending Hickle into Weyer’s lane when a dark sedan struck him.
Wire then said he heard people yelling and bumping on the left side of his car as he ran over the hickle. Weyer then headed south on the Blue Ridge cutoff.
Laurie says he simply feels he was in the wrong place at the wrong time while wondering why Wire left the scene.
“The first car that hit my husband and threw him, when they found him, I would find some peace in an accident,” Laurie said.
Kansas city police say they are still investigating the official number of additional suspects and vehicles involved in this hit-and-run.
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