Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Man's mother called police after noticing damage to car

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    A mother who noticed damage to her car called police and turned her son in, turns out his hit a man and dragged him to his death. (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    Dallas police recovered a black Hyundai that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash.

    Daryl Sirls, 48, has been charged with failure to stop and rend aid. He was earlier taken into custody on an unrelated charge and was questioned about the hit-and-run.

    Man Questioned in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    [DFW] Man Questioned in Fatal Hit-and-Run
    Dallas police recovered a black Hyundai Tuesday morning that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run. (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    His mother noticed damage to the car Tuesday morning and called police.

    Sirls called 911 and told dispatchers he believed he hit someone but was unsure. He told police he didn't wait for officers to arrive because he has health issues and needed to go home and get medication.

    Fatal Hit-and-Run in Dallas

    [DFW] Fatal Hit-and-Run in Dallas
    Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle who hit a man and dragged him several feet Monday night. (Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012)

    "He fulfilled part of it in that he made the call, but he didn't stay around to leave identification," Lt. Scott Bratcher said.

    The victim, whose name was not released as of Tuesday evening, was hit and dragged along the street.

    A neighbor told NBC 5 she called 911 after hearing a loud bang and saw the victim lying dead in the street.

    She also said she saw a vehicle that likely hit the man sitting just down the street. The vehicle later drove off, she said.

    NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.