Moped Rider Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-35W | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Moped Rider Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-35W



    (Published Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014)

    A moped rider was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth Thursday morning.

    The crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. along the southbound lanes of I-35W.

    Investigators said the moped rider's body was discovered on the shoulder of the road and that the moped had been dragged about a half-mile down the interstate near E. Long Avenue/NE 36th Street.

    Fort Worth police said a witness saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle hit the moped from behind.

    Motorcyclist Killed in Hit & Run on I-35W

    [DFW] Motorcyclist Killed in Hit & Run on I-35W
    A motorcyclist was killed in a hit and run accident on I-35W southbound at 36th Street in Fort Worth Thursday morning.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014)

    "That individual was left on the freeway to die," said Fort Worth Police Officer Sharron Neal.

    Police said the witness stayed with the moped rider until help arrived, but 59-year-old Timothy Campbell, of Fort Worth, was dead at the scene.

    Officers said the moped got lodged under the SUV and that the driver continued to the next exit, dislodged the moped and drove away.

    Police said the vehicle might be a Chevrolet Tahoe with extensive front end damage.

    The crash remains under investigation.

    Fort Worth police said anyone in the 3400 block of North Freeway at around 2:18 a.m. should call police if they have information that may help them identify the driver or the SUV involved.

    Editor's Note: Original versions of this story said it was a motorcycle, after the investigation Fort Worth police said it was not a motorcycle but a high-end, large-size moped.

    NBC 5's Jocelyn Lockwood contributed to this report.