Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News
The family of a 26-year old killed in a hit-and-run crash while changing a tire on a George Bush Turnpike ramp is asking the driver to come forward.
The family of a 26-year old who was killed in a hit-and-run crash while changing a tire is asking the driver to come forward.
Jason Jones was struck on a ramp from Belt Line Road to the George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton early Monday morning. State troopers said Jones had pulled over on the right side of the ramp.
"We need this -- we need you to come forward," said his mother, Penny Jones
Family members said they wonder what his future could have been like. His parents, who both served in the U.S. Army, said their son wanted to be a probation or corrections officer.
"There is an empty place in my soul because it's so senseless," Penny Jones said.
His mother said she remembers telling her son on Sunday night: "'All right, Jason be careful out there' -- it's what I'd always say."
The Department of Public Safety said it hasn't been able to get a clear picture of the vehicle that hit Jason Jones because the cameras in that section of the tollway are not focused on that ramp.
Troopers are looking through toll tag records to determine which vehicles were there at the time of the hit and run.
"It's the most devastating thing a parent could go through, to not have the opportunity to have closure," Penny Jones said.