Texas DPS investigating fatal hit and run in Dawson County

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 5:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 5:54 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal hit and run crash north of Midland that happened on Tuesday.

The crash occurred on August 31, around 6:42 a.m., at the intersection of State Highway 349 and FM 2051 in Dawson County, about seven miles south of Lamesa.

DPS states preliminary investigation indicates 74-year-old Manuel R. Sandoval was driving a 2013 Silverado traveling north on State Highway 349. An unknown driver was traveling east on FM 2051, when they failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign and collided with the Silverado.

Sandoval was pronounced deceased on scene.

According to DPS, a witness at the scene observed a truck tractor towing a tanker trailer (unknown color) flee the scene after the collision.

The driver and vehicle were located on Thursday. The investigation continues.

If you have any information about this crash, please contact Sgt. Oscar Villarreal by phone at 432-498-2174, email: Oscar.villarreal@dps.texas.gov or you can submit an anonymous tip through crime stoppers. 432-333-TIPS (8477).

Fatal Hit & Run Crash on 8-31-2021 - Dawson County
Fatal Hit & Run Crash on 8-31-2021 - Dawson County(Texas DPS)

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