Man try­ing to cross I-35E killed in hit-and-run

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Laven­drick Smith

A man died Thurs­day night af­ter he was struck by a hit-an­drun driver while try­ing to cross In­ter­state 35E near Mock­ing­bird Lane in the Stem­mons Cor­ri­dor of Dal­las.

The crash hap­pened shortly af­ter 7 p.m. as the man tried to cross the south­bound high­way and was hit in the cen­ter lane, ac­cord­ing to the Dal­las County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment.

The vic­tim was iden­ti­fied as Tony Bum­gard­ner.

The ve­hi­cle fled the scene but was de­scribed by a wit­ness as a red Chevro­let Ta­hoe, of­fi­cials said. The front of the SUV is be­lieved to have ex­ten­sive dam­age, of­fi­cials said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the sher­iff ’s of­fice at 214-589-2335.

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