Police Search for Driver and SUV that Struck and Killed 87-Year-Old Man in Wheelchair


SAN ANGELO, TX -- The San Angelo Police Department has released additional information regarding the deadly hit-and-run that occurred Monday night.

Just before 9 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Upton St. and N. Schroeder Ave. for the report of a major motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian and an SUV.

Upon arriving at the scene, police 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 died of his injuries.  He 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 an SUV. According to police the vehicle was white in color and could be a 2010-2020 model.

The SUV reportedly fled west on Upton before turning north on N. Marie St.  The SUV will most likely have significant front-end damage.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or whereabouts or with surveillance footage within two blocks of the incident or along North Marie from Upton to La Follette from 8:15-9:15 p.m. is asked to contact Detective D. Welch at (325) 657-4308.  

Videos can be directly sent to https://sanangelopdtx.evidence.com/…

To remain anonymous,  submit a tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by texting TIP SAPD to 888777 and following the prompts.  

Anonymous tips can be submitted 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 any arrest(s).

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