Dallas Police this afternoon released photos, above, of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 25, on Cedar Springs.
The statement released this afternoon said that the victim was in the crosswalk in the intersection of Cedar Springs Avenue and Knight Street when the accident occurred. The man was taken by ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:53 p.m. LGBT Liaison Officer Laura Martin said there are two crosswalks at the Knight/Cedar Springs, one is marked and one is not. She said the victim was in the unmarked crosswalk.
Photos of the suspect vehicle, taken from a camera at a nearby business, are dark, low-resolution, grainy images. But police said witnesses described the vehicle as dark colored, possibly a Land Rover or Range Rover SUV, with wraparound tail lights. After striking the victim, the car, which was in the southbound lane, sped away and turned left, or east, on Throckmorton Street.
Although the victim’s last name was included in police reports available to the public, in the statement released this afternoon officials said the man is not being identified because relatives have not yet been notified of his death.
Police ask that anyone with any information about the incident or the whereabouts of the vehicle in the photos contact detectives in the vehicles crimes department at 214-670-5817.
This was the 78th traffic fatality investigated by the Dallas Police Department this year, according to the statement. It is the second hit-and-run fatality on Cedar Springs this month. In the first, Wayne Priest, 55, was crossing Cedar Springs at Reagan on Nov. 3, when he was hit by a driver who then drove away. Priest was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he died later that same night.
The suspect vehicle in that incident was a maroon, four-door vehicle. Police have no suspects in that incident.