Hit and run in Dalhart leaves 1 teen dead, another injured


Early Wednesday morning,  two 13 year old girls were in the roadway of the 1300blk of E. 1st Street (FM 297) in Dalhart. A red or maroon colored SUV possibly a Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer or Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound and struck both female victims. 

One victim was hit and sustained minor injuries. However, the second teen was ran over and drug for more than 200 feet. The second victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the vehicle continued eastbound without stopping or rendering aid. 

This case is being investigated as manslaughter.

Officials are asking the public to please come forward if you know anything about the vehicle involved or who possibly may have been operating it. If you have information please contact the Dalhart Police Department at (806) 244-5546 and speak with Lt. Eloy Duran or Cpl. Erica Trevino. 

A Crime stoppers reward is being offered in the amount of $1,000 and the anonymous tip can be given by calling (806) 244-5544.

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