Driver Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Will Not Face Charges, Others Sought: Police

A driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Garland early Sunday morning will not face charges after coming forward, police say.

Garland police said the driver of a blue Honda sedan crashed into a guardrail on eastbound LBJ Freeway at about 3:30 a.m. The vehicle came to rest perpendicular to the highway, with the rear end of the vehicle sticking out into the roadway.

A passing vehicle then collided with the sedan, ejecting the driver of the disabled vehicle into the main lanes of the highway where he was struck by several passing motorists.

The driver of the Honda, identified by police as 19-year-old Mario Flores, was pronounced dead at the scene, but officials haven't said which collision was responsible for his death.

After seeing a television report on the crash, Garland police said the driver of a Ford Explorer came forward and was involved in the crash, but that no charges will be filed.

A passenger in the Honda was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. The condition of the driver of the vehicle that hit the Honda is not known.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and police are looking for other drivers who may have been involved. Garland police ask anyone with information about the crash to please call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

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