SAN ANGELO, Texas — UPDATE (June 4): The Tom Green Sheriff's Office arrested a 23-year-old male in connection to the hit-and-run crash on May 31 near San Angelo.
According to a press release from TGSO, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers located a potential suspect vehicle in Mertzon.
The vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet pickup, showed damage consistent with other known information and efforts to hide the damage had been made to the vehicle.
A search warrant was obtained by investigators and the vehicle was taken to San Angelo for evidence processing, where additional evidence was found.
Tom Green Sheriff's Office Investigator, Sergeant Corey Speck, obtained a warrant for Esgar Navarro, 23, for Accident Involving Death, which is a 2nd Degree Felony.
Navarro remains at Tom Green County Jail. The Texas Department of Public Safety assisted Tom Green Sheriff's Office.
UPDATE: The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a hit-and-run crash at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, on US Hwy 67S, approximately two miles from San Angelo.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a white or light color SUV or pickup with a grill guard and is believed to have front-end damage.
The vehicle continued traveling southbound towards Mertzon after leaving the scene.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact Sgt. Corey Speck with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office at 325-655-8111. To remain anonymous, a crime tip can be submitted on the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office website.
ORIGINAL STORY: A New Mexico man died early Sunday morning after he was struck by a vehicle on US Hwy 67.
According to a preliminary crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a vehicle struck and killed Jesus G. Lopez, 36, of Las Cruces, N.M., as he was walking in the northbound lane of the highway.
Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver fled the scene and has not been located.
The crash was investigated by DPS Trooper Grant Collier, San Angelo Texas Highway Patrol. DPS Troopers Jaron Yarbrough and Alex Morante of San Angelo, Texas Highway Patrol, as well as the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.