Lewisville Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Involved in Deadly Crash

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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.

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.

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