Days before death local biker called for change - WSMV Channel 4

Days before death local biker called for change

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Family and friends gather to remember Emily Garlit Family and friends gather to remember Emily Garlit

An arrest has been made in a deadly hit and run in Antioch Sunday morning. 

Linda Sarmiento turned herself into police and admitted to drinking before making the u-turn into her apartment complex on Bell Road. 

She told police she crossed Bell Road, heard a loud noise and saw both motorcycle riders sliding across the roadway and panicked. 

She went back to her apartment where police later recovered the car.

Emily Garlit was killed in the wreck and her boyfriend was critically injured. 

On Sunday evening family and friends of the couple came together on their bikes to remember and honor Garlit. 

Friends told Channel 4 News Garlit's passion was riding. She would ride everyday and hated when drivers were reckless around bikers. 

Eleven days before Garlit was killed she posted to facebook:

People who purposely act reckless around others who ride motorcycles are dangerous. They endanger the lives of the motorcyclists, and possibly the live of other surrounding vehicles. People on motocycles have families that they go home to. Its not right to let people who hit anyone else because they have roadrage, are texting, or just being reckless to get off lightly. These kinda of people could endanger anyone's life whether they are riding a motorcycle, driving a car, or even just walking on the side of the road.

"This girl lost her life and a baby is at home without her mother. Who knows what's going to happen. We just want them to be held accountable for what they are doing," said Tony Thompson, a friend and motorcyclist.

Along with Garlit's facebook post she shared a change.org petition from Amberleigh Peach in Clarksville. 

Channel 4 News told Peach what happened. 

"It's heartbreaking to know that it has to be this extreme in order for attention to be brought to us. 

Garlit's family and friends are wanting the law to change where reckless drivers will face harsher punishments. 

For more details about this you can go to the change.org petition. 

As for Linda Sarmiento punishment, police said he she is charged with driving on a revoked license and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Additional charges they said are anticipated after the crash investigation is complete.

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