Manhunt Continues for Driver in Deadly Wrong-Way Hit and Run Crash: Dallas Police

Police are looking for the man they say is responsible for the deadly crash in North Dallas

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Dallas Police are searching for a driver they believe was involved in a wrong-way hit and run fatal crash that killed two teens and injured three others over the weekend.

Detectives are searching for Faustino Rivera, possibly in his 40s, as a suspect in the deadly crash that happened Friday night in North Dallas.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at 13900 Esperanza Road shortly after 9 p.m. 

Police said when officers arrived, they learned that a red pickup truck was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at a high rate of speed and struck a gray SUV full teenagers head-on. 

Siblings 16-year-old Crystal Pineda and 15-year-old Andres Pineda were killed.

"They were only 15- and 16-year-olds they had a whole life ahead of them and now it's gone."

Nancy Carlos, victims' cousin

Three other teenage victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said the driver of the red pickup truck, fled the location without checking on the injured and is still at large. 

"He didn't even stop to check on them or help them or anything, he left immediately after the accident," said the victims' cousin Nancy Carlos.

The teenage siblings who were killed leave behind a large family, including three little sisters.

“It’s just not fair that whoever did this is out there just living free like nothing happened. And we just want justice for what happened to them," said the brother and sister's stepmom Daniela Martinez.

Martinez said the siblings attended J.J. Pearce High School.

"We just want to think that this is all fake, that it’s a dream, that they’re going to call us and come home, but that’s just not going to happen," said Martinez.

The man who hit the teens was driving a maroon 2009 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Texas plates RHF3302. That vehicle was left at the scene.

DPD is asking anyone with any information on Rivera to contact Detective Kenneth Watson at (214) 671-0015 or kenneth.watson@dallascityhall.com. The case number is 075383-2022. 

This incident is still currently under investigation, police said.

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