|Hit and Run|
|Original airdate:||September 24, 2013|
|Previous episode:||Home Town Hero|
|Next episode:||Hiding in Plain Sight|
Rachelle Escalante was a vibrant 17 year-old who had just finished her junior year at Globe High School. She loved her friends, loved to play sports, and while she was known to be fun-loving and generous - if pushed into a corner - she would not back down from a fight.
July 6, 1988, was a hot summer day and Rachelle went to a party with many of her friends from high school. After an argument broke out at the party, Rachelle stormed off by foot.
That same evening, Patrol Officers Lee Kinnard and Ray Hernandez were driving home when, in the distance, they saw what they thought was a dog moving slowly across the road. But, as they got closer, they realized it was actually a young woman crawling. They quickly stopped the car, got out, ran to the woman, and witnessed Rachelle gasp for her last breath of air, then die in front of them. Rachelle had been the victim of a hit-and-run. Could her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend have taken the ultimate revenge, or did Rachelle have other enemies who may have wanted her dead?
- Kelly Siegler as Prosecutor Kelly Siegler
- Yolanda McClary as Crime Scene Investigator Yolanda McClary
- Johnny Bonds as Homicide Investigator Johnny Bonds
- Orlando Martinez as Homicide Investigator Orlando Martinez
- Sergeant Jim Durnan (Globe Police Department)
- Globe, Arizona (July 7, 1988)
- Rachelle Escalante (17)
A new witness was discovered who reported seeing a large yellow semi driving in the area during the time Rachelle was believed to have been hit. It seems this really could have been a tragic accident and the chances of locating the yellow truck or the driver of the truck were little to none. It's possible the driver didn't even know he/she hit Rachelle.
|Cold Justice season 1|
|Episodes||Small Town Suicide? • Mother • Home Town Hero • Hit and Run • Hiding in Plain Sight • Small Town Tragedy • Hatchet • Blind Love|
|Other Seasons||Season 2 • Season 3 • Season 4 • Season 5 • Season 6|