If You Know the Driver of This Truck, Dallas Police Want to Talk About Deadly Hit-and-Run

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Twice today, including just moments ago, the Dallas Police Department sent notes to media asking for the public's help in finding the driver of a red 1999 Ford F150 who police say was responsible for a fatal hit-and-run yesterday at Northwest Highway and the Dallas North Tollway. According to police, at about 4:19 p.m. yesterday, 41-year-old Roland Olvera was on his motorcycle when the driver of the pick-up failed to stop, hitting the Arlington man and his bike.

Olvera, say police, was knocked off his motorcycle and sent over the guardrail. After a 20-foot plunge from the bridge, he was taken to Parkland, where he was pronounced dead.

On the other side is video of the truck, taken by traffic cameras moments after the accident. It's a brief, blurry clip. This, for now, is all DPD has to go on: "The vehicle license plate is 59CRH8. The vehicle has chrome wheels and a toolbox on the back." I asked DPD spokesman Senior Corporal Kevin Janse if detectives have the plate number, don't they also have the name of the suspect? Says Janse, detectives want to find the truck before they go knocking on the door of the address to which it's registered. Call 214-670-5818 with info.

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Melinda Cook
Melinda Cook

From the appearance of his name (I looked it up using his Tag #) he could be illegally here. Are they just going to let him disappear? I don't get it.The truck is listed at a Fair Oaks address in Dallas go talk to him.

DallasCommuter
DallasCommuter

Hopefully the city will change how this light works after this accident.  The motorcycle tried to cut across four lanes of traffic when all he had was a green light not a green arrow.  The east bound traffic has a green light that turns on at the same time the left lane gets a green light as well.  If the left turn lane to go south on the tollway had stayed red or the motorcycle had not tried to beat four lanes of traffic, this accident would never have happened.

Tex Super
Tex Super

Were you there? Did you see exactly what happened? If so you need to tell the police your story and be a witness for the victim.

pencil
pencil

Last seen crossing the border at Laredo.

El Rey
El Rey

"If they just went to the house it is registered at..."Sounds to me like the guy moved and didn't leave a forwarding address. Quite common with scumbag hit-and-run drivers / criminal types.

Deep-Sigh
Deep-Sigh

"detectives want to find the truck before they go knocking on the door of the address to which it's registered" How polite....are they hoping the guy turns himself in based on the video and plate info out the kindness of his heart.  So to save the city money, DPD doesn't have to spend gas money to go get him? Watch the house, make sure the truck is there? Get the warrant to search the truck? Hey...just give up please.

rubbercow
rubbercow

I hope they catch this asshole.  Riding is made so much more dangerous because people don't pay any attention to what they are doing.  Way to go jerk-off - you just killed a guy and fled the scene.  Wonder why?  Drunk already?  No license?  No insurance?  Didn't feel like stopping?  

pencil
pencil

They could have been at the address 24 hours ago.

fitzgerald
fitzgerald

Simple..............go to the residence where the vehicle is registered and ask if the red truck belongs to anyone that lives at this residence.  If so, start the questioning routine.  If not, thank them for their time and move on.  Gotta start somewhere.

anonjerk
anonjerk

I bet they didn't think of that.

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