Ben Russell, NBC 5 News
The wife of Hugo Soria is asking for help and for justice for her late husband who was killed in a hit-and-run Sunday, Oct. 27 near U.S. Highway 175.
A North Texas woman is pleading for justice for her late husband, who was killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash.
Hugo Soria, 33, was killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend near U.S. 175 and Masters Drive. His body was found on Sunday, a day and a half after he left his East Dallas home to take a walk and clear his head.
"They called me at eight in the morning, and they said, 'Do you know Hugo Soria?' And I said, 'Yes, is he OK?'" said his wife, Dara. "They said, 'We need to come talk to you,' and I knew right there. I was so hysterical. I was like 'No, you're not coming. Just tell me he's fine.'"
"He was my strength," she said, choking back tears. "He's the love of my life. He's my life, and I don't even know what's going to happen now."
She is now planning his funeral, just days ahead of what would have been his 34th birthday.
"I was planning this surprise party for him," Dara Soria said. "Instead of having his party, I'm going to have his funeral."
Meanwhile, she is asking for help and for justice for her late husband. Authorities say they believe the driver was in a 2001 Honda Prelude, possibly blue in color with some damage to the front end.
"Nothing is going to bring back my husband, nothing. But that person needs to be punished for what he did," Soria said.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call the Dallas County Sheriff's Office at 214-589-2323. Callers may remain anonymous.