FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A driver is on the run after hitting and killing a popular Fort Worth counselor named Timothy Campbell.

“We are very – very saddened,” said close friend Paul Glenn “I’m crushed I really am.”

Fort Worth police said the driver of a SUV, possibly a Chevy Tahoe, hit Campbell’s moped along 35W near Meacham Boulevard early Thursday morning.

Investigators said the driver knocked Campbell, 59, off the moped and dragged the moped down the highway for a short distance.

Campbell was part of the congregation at Wedgewood Baptist Church and used to work for American Airlines. An ordained minister and popular counselor with children, Campbell was considered a thoughtful, sweet person.

“Very, very faithful man who had a great love of the lord about him,” said Glenn. “Had come into this renewed relationship with Christ a couple of years ago and was just a jewel of a guy.”

His family is coping with the tragic news as best they can.

“He was a gentle man. He was a quiet,” they said.

Police said Campbell’s moped had its hazard light son, but the SUV plowed right into it.

Investigators said what’s alarming is that the driver stopped, removed the moped from under the SUV and took off.

“They took the next exit, turned into a business and dislodged the moped from the vehicle and fled the scene,” said Officer Sharron Neal with Fort Worth Police.
Investigators said the SUV will have extensive damage to the front of it. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477).

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