Wife of Iowa man sought in fatal hit-and-run arrested

August 4, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of a man being sought in a fatal Des Moines hit-and-run crash has been arrested in the case.

Police say 31-year-old Jennifer McGilvrey, of Newton, was arrested Friday and charged with permitting an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle.

Police say she allowed her husband, Anthony McGilvrey, to drive her sport utility vehicle on July 28 knowing that he wasn’t licensed to drive. Police say while driving that day, Anthony McGilvrey hit a bicyclist, identified as Darrel Ford, who later died.

An arrest warrant has been issued charging Anthony McGilvrey with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death. He has yet to be found or turn himself in.

Police say the red SUV he was driving was found Wednesday abandoned and hidden in a rural area east of Mitchellville.

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