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Center Crime Stoppers seeking public's help in finding suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Maricela Hernandez (Source: Center Crime Stoppers) Maricela Hernandez (Source: Center Crime Stoppers)

From Center Crime Stoppers

CENTER, TX (News Release) -

Center Crime Stoppers is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying those involved in a crash incident which took the life of a pedestrian in Shelby County.

According to a press release issued by DPS, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers stationed in Shelby County responded to a fatal auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash on July 28, at approximately 12 a.m. The vehicle striking the pedestrian fled the scene without notifying law enforcement, which is a felony crime. This motor vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 7, about 6 miles west of Center, Texas.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Marla Denby and has been identified as Maricela Hernandez, 29, from Houston, TX.

Details of this crash are limited. DPS can confirm that the vehicle involved in the crash struck the pedestrian and fled the scene without notifying a law enforcement agency. The driver and vehicle are being sought by State Troopers who are actively investigating this crime.

Texas DPS Troopers seek information about the driver, any passengers, and vehicle involved in this motor vehicle crash.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this time.

Center Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information. Anyone who has information regarding this crime should call Center Crime Stoppers at 936-598-SAFE (7233) or submit a tip online at www.centercrimestoppers.com. Remember you don't have to give your name. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. Rewards will only be paid on tips submitted through the Center Crime Stoppers system.

If a caller does not wish to remain anonymous or receive a reward, anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to notify your local law enforcement agency or contact Lufkin DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.

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