SAN ANGELO, TX – A fatal hit-and-run claimed two lives in an early morning crash in San Angelo Thursday.
According to SAPD, shortly after 6:00 a.m., a traffic officer was conducting traffic enforcement when he observed a gray SUV speeding southbound on 1300 block of S. Bryant Blvd.
The officer then attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but when he was approximately a block and a half away he observed the gray SUV run a red light at the intersection of W. Ave N and S. Bryant Blvd.
As he ran the red light, a light-colored SUV was traveling on Ave N. and t-boned the gray SUV.
The gray SUV, which had five passengers, ended up by the KFC. SAPD confirmed at least one of the passengers was killed at the scene.
SAPD is currently searching for a light-colored 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport or Sport Trac with front-end damage.
Access to the area will remain limited for some time as investigators continue to survey the area.
Anyone with information regarding the driver or the vehicle is asked to submit a tip to SAPD.
Citizens to contact SAPD at 325-657-4315 or online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by texting TIP SAPD to 888777 and following the prompts.
Update, March 18, 11:40 a.m.:
San Angelo Police Department's Public Information Officer, Ofc. Piatt-Fox, confirmed that a second person has died at the hospital due to injuries from the crash.
Update, March 18, 2:20 p.m.
As of now police have named no suspects. However at 12:45 p.m., Benjamin Elder, 24, was arrested for an accident involving death. He is a pitcher on the Angelo State University baseball team. Details.