BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Margaret Caitlin Walker, 29, turned herself in today and has been charged with DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death; Gainesville Police Department detectives determined that Walker was the driver of the Volvo XC-90 that struck and killed a bicyclist on S. Main Street on November 27, 2022.
A pedestrian discovered the body of the victim on the morning of November 28, along with the badly-damaged bicycle. The Volvo was located on November 30 and was impounded; Walker’s co-worker was driving it at the time.
Detectives identified Walker by obtaining subpoenas and warrants that granted them access to geolocation data; that information was used to confirm that Walker had been drinking at a number of establishments on the night of the accident.