Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News
Dallas police are investigating the death of a man who was hit and killed while chasing his own vehicle as it was being towed away from the 2700 block of East Ledbetter Drive.
Dallas police are investigating the hit-and-run death of a man who was struck while chasing a tow truck that was towing his car.
Juan Steele, 41, was struck near the intersection of Ledbetter Drive and Corrigan Avenue just before 6 a.m. Witnesses said he was trying to stop a tow-truck driver from taking his car.
The tow-truck driver had picked up a car at the Oasis Apartments, according to police. As the driver tried to exit the complex and head to the nearby storage lot, Steele ran after the tow truck and yelled for the driver to stop, police said.
Witness Orlando Payne said the tow-truck driver tried to swerve out of the way, but Steele was run over by his own car.
As people at a nearby bus stop began screaming, a second car hit Steele in the roadway, police said.
Police said the tow-truck driver and the driver of the second car both left the scene without helping the injured man.
"He ran right over him like he wasn't even there," witness Sandra Donaldson said.
Steele was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where he later died.
Dallas police later found and interviewed the tow-truck driver, whose name has not yet been released. The tow-truck driver is expected to face charges of failing to stop and render aid.
Dallas police are continuing to investigate the case and are working with witnesses to gather a description of the second vehicle.
Choice Towing is the company that tows from the apartment complex, police and witnesses said. The company did not answer its office door or return phone calls for comment.
NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.