Victim's Mother Calls for More Charges in Deadly Hit-and-Run

Suspect charged with failure to stop and render aid

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 9:03 PM CDT
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Bonnie Jones is beside herself with grief after losing her 55-year-old son Dwight Jones in a fatal hit and run in Oak Cliff.

Randy McIlwain, NBC 5 News

Bonnie Jones is beside herself with grief after losing her 55-year-old son Dwight Jones in a fatal hit and run in Oak Cliff.

The mother of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash in Oak Cliff on Monday says the man arrested in the case should face tougher charges.

Dwight Jones, 55, was struck and dragged two blocks from home after getting off the bus on South Marsalis Avenue. Police identified Jones as the victim on Wednesday.

The man arrested in the case, Daryl Sirls, has been charged with failure to stop and render aid.

"As far as I'm concerned, he's a murderer," said Bonnie Jones, the victim's mother. "He murdered my son, whether he meant to or not, but he did."

Police said Tuesday that Sirls called 911 but did not stop. He told police he did not wait for officers because he has health issues and needed to go home and get medication, investigators said.

Investigators said Sirls' mother called police Tuesday morning after noticing damage to his car.

Bonnie Jones said Sirls should face charges that reflect her son's death.

"As far as I'm concerned, he took my son's life," she said. "He stole it."

Police said the crash left Dwight Jones' body in pieces over a city block. Jones' mother said that the driver should have noticed a crash that was so devastating.

Dallas police said that the charge of failure to stop and render aid is the only charge Sirls will face in connection with the deadly hit-and-run crash.

Bonnie Jones said she learned about her son's death when a loved one called her after seeing news coverage of a sneaker in the street.

"I said, 'They were red and green,' and when I said that, she started screaming on the phone," Jones said. "That's the way I learned it was him."

NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.

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