UPDATE: Names released in fatal hit-and-run
POSTED: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 1:25pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 4:46pm
Upshur Co. (KETK) — Officials are looking for the driver of an older model white pickup believed to be involved in a Sunday night fatal hit-and-run in Upshur County.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Maxwell Kyle Hardin, 35, of Hallsville died in the incident, which occurred soon after 7 p.m. on FM 726.
DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark said Trooper Brandon Love was called to investigate a crash involving a motorcycle at approximately 7:10 on FM 726, about a mile South of Finch Road.
The motorcycle lost control after trying to avoid a deer in the roadway. The driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle, neither were wearing helmets. The driver was laying in the roadway when an unidentified vehicle ran over him and continued south on FM 726.
Hardin was pronounced dead at East Texas Medical Center in Gilmer.
The passenger on the motorcycle was Donna Rene Miller, 36, of Hallsville.
She was transported to a local hospital and is in serious condition.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the pickup truck that failed to stop and render aid after running over Hardin.
DPS Officals tell KETK there has been a fatal hit and run accident on FM 726 just South of Highway 154 in Upshur County.
Officals tell KETK a man crashed his motorcycle on FM 726 near Gilmer, while he was down he was hit by an older-model single cab white pick-up truck.
The truck was last seen headed south bound on FM 726 near FM 1650 and TX-HWY 154.
The name of the victim has not been released.
Police are still searching for the driver of the white pick-up truck.
KETK will have more details on this story as they come in.