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SAPD Searching for Hit and Run Driver who killed 87-year-old Man in Wheelchair

The San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is searching for a hit and run suspect that struck and killed an elderly San Angelo resident last night. 

On Monday, September 28, 2020, police were dispatched to the area of Upton Street and North Schroeder Avenue just before 9:00 p.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian and an SUV. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered several bystanders assisting an unconscious elderly man who was lying in the roadway.  The man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim was identified as 87-year-old Jesse Hernandez. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Hernandez was crossing the street on his motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a white in color, possibly 2010-2020 model, long/full-sized SUV.  The SUV reportedly fled west on Upton before turning north on North Marie Street.  The SUV will most likely have significant front-end damage. 

If you have any information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts or if you have surveillance footage within two blocks of the incident or along North Marie from Upton to La Follette from 8:15-9:15 p.m., please contact Detective D. Welch at (325) 657-4308.  You can send videos directly to https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/uptonhitandrunfatalityinvestigation 

To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.  You can also tip anonymously through the Crime Stoppers 24/7 Tip Hotline at 325-658-HELP (4357) or through the Crime Stoppers P3 app for IOS & Android devices. 

A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest(s). 

Additional information will be released when it becomes available.