Lewisville police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who they believe caused a deadly crash Wednesday night and left the scene. Police say the driver T-boned the victim's vehicle on the Interstate 35-E service road.
At about 9:30 p.m., the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe who was headed westbound on Round Grove Road T-boned a Kia sedan traveling southbound on the I-35E service road, slamming into the driver side, police said.
Police say the Tahoe driver made a traffic violation about three blocks east and the driver sped away when he saw a police cruiser. The officer did not pursue the driver.
Then, another police officer came upon the crash scene. The Kia driver was attempting to make a left turn, police said. The Kia driver was hospitalized, and later pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
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The driver of the Tahoe ran away from the crash and officers detained the second occupant of the Tahoe.
"Our investigators have tentatively identified the suspect," police said in a news release. "He has warrants issued by other Texas agencies. We are not releasing his name or picture at this time in order to preserve the integrity of line-ups our witnesses need to complete."
Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call 972-219-8477.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said two drivers were hospitalized. Only one driver was hospitalized. NBC 5 regrets the error.