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Pedestrian killed crossing FM 1417 in Sherman

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SHERMAN -- Sherman police are investigating a deadly accident on fm 1417.

Those that knew 26-year-old Kayla Melton say she was a sweet girl with a big heart.

"She made you love her because she was such a sweet kid; she's real special to me," said Vickie Smith.

Melton was killed Wednesday night around 7:30 after she was hit by a car in the 1700 block of Heritage Parkway. She was struck by a 2006 Honda Civic that was traveling southbound.

Friends and family say Melton was walking to a nearby Valero gas station for ice cream.

"She would walk around the neighborhood all the time and she didn't seem like the type of person that wanted to stay in her apartment all the time," said Sherman resident Tommy Good.

Melton recently moved to the park manor apartments in Sherman with her care takers.
 We spoke with them and they tell us that when Melton didn't return 30 minutes late, they knew something was wrong.

Vickie Smith lives near the family and says Melton was like a daughter to her.

 
"I was just devastated when they came back and told me it was Kayla, she's going to be highly missed, she made my day every day."

Tommy Good also lives near the family and says Melton was in a good mood that day. He says he played bingo with her earlier that day and she won two prizes.

"The two prizes she won was laundry detergent and dish washing detergent where could've had cakes, cookies, and different things but she took that home to help out her household."

 Residents say she will truly be missed.


The Sherman Police Department Critical Accident Investigation Team (CAIT) was called to the scene to take over the investigation. The roadway was shut down for approximately 2 hours. No charges have been filed, but the case is still an active investigation.