Police identify pedestrian in deadly hit-and-run

Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Source: Caleb Holder, KCBD
Published: Mar. 27, 2017 at 1:40 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2017 at 3:27 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A pedestrian who was critically injured in a hit and run accident on Friday night passed away early Monday morning, according to officials with the Lubbock Police Department.

The pedestrian has been identified as 24-year-old Alejandro Hernandez.

Lubbock police are searching for the driver who hit him while he was walking along 5th and Slide Road. Officers say the driver left the scene after the incident that happened just before 10:07 p.m. Emergency officials found the pedestrian at 4th and Slide Road.

Hernandez was immediately taken to UMC with life-threatening injuries.

The accident investigation team was called out and part of the intersection was closed for a few hours. Police don't have a vehicle description as of Saturday morning, but we'll continue to update this story as we learn more.

The LPD investigator believes the vehicle is possibly a Dodge Durango or Dodge Dakota. The vehicle will have major damage to the driver's side mirror. There will also be damage to the driver's side headlamp. The color is unknown.

If you were in the area or have any information that could assist police in finding the driver, police ask you to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

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