Police Investigate 2 Deadly Hit-and-Runs on Same Street

Surveillance video shows Land Rover or Ranger Rover fleeing scene

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    Dallas police are asking for the public's help identifying a hit-and-run driver. (Published Monday, Nov 28, 2011)

    Police are taking a closer look at safety on a busy Dallas street after two deadly hit-and-run crashes this month alone.

    The most recent happened Friday night on Cedar Springs& Road between Douglas Avenue and Knight Street.

    Police Investigate Two Deadly Hit-and-Runs on Same Street

    [DFW] Police Investigate Two Deadly Hit-and-Runs on Same Street
    Dallas police are asking for the public's help identifying a hit-and-run driver. (Published Monday, Nov 28, 2011)

    Family members on Monday afternoon identified the victim as 62-year-old Joe King, of Dallas.

    Surveillance video obtained from a nearby bank shows what police believe is either a Range Rover or a Land Rover hitting King before fleeing the scene.

    "It makes me feel really bad, because I can't believe somebody would run over another individual and not stop, not even offer to help," said King's brother, Ray Paige.

    The video shows several other pedestrians run over to help. Although paramedics were on the scene in seconds, King died at Parkland, his brother said.

    It was the second deadly hit-and-run on Cedar Springs Road this month. On Nov. 2, Wayne Priest was killed crossing Cedar Springs Road near Reagan Street.

    His daughter Jennifer Priest, who lives in Louisiana, came to Dallas to see where her father died.

    "I saw people everywhere just walking around," she said. "If you have that many people walking, you need to have more to protect your pedestrians."

    Dallas police said they're reviewing the crosswalks on Cedar Springs Road, as well as the lighting.

    In the meantime, they are asking the public to review the surveillance video. Police said they are looking for a Range Rover or a Land Rover based on the way the back tail lights wrap around.

    The driver, if caught, would be charged with failure to stop and render aid.