Investigators are trying to find witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run Wednesday in south Fort worth.
James Walker, 51, of Fort Worth was struck around 1 a.m. at 9908 Crowley Road, about 1.5 miles south of his home.
“Investigators believe that someone traveling southbound struck the pedestrian, who was standing in the southbound lanes,” said Officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman. “The operator of this vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the victim.”
Elio Mena-Lopez lay injured on Race Street with no one willing to help.
Minutes earlier, police say the 20-year-old waiter was highly intoxicated when he tried to flag down a white, four-door car with a sunroof while walking in the 2700 block of Race Street about 4 a.m. June 16. His actions were caught on a video surveillance camera from a nearby bar.
“You can see him wave his arms, and he literally runs into the side of the passenger side of the vehicle, probably around the door frame,” said traffic investigation Detective Lisa Sorrels.
Mena-Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. Now, police are releasing images of vehicles in hopes that someone will help identify the drivers, who could face charges of failing to stop and render aid.
Sorrels said had the first driver simply called 911 after the collision, Mena-Lopez might still be alive.