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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Dallas are still searching for the driver who hit and killed a man early Sunday morning in the northeastern part of the city. Authorities are hopeful that someone saw the incident, which happened at around 2:30 a.m. along Mockingbird Lane.
Officials said that Paul Miltenberger was crossing the road in the 5500 block of Mockingbird Lane, close to a DART rail station and not far from North Central Expressway. The man was not using a designated crosswalk, police added, when he was hit by a black Dodge Charger that was traveling westbound toward the highway.
The driver of that vehicle never stopped to render aid, and Miltenberger died.
The 20-year-old victim was a sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia. According to details on his Facebook page, Miltenberger was studying marketing. But he was from Southlake, having graduated from Southlake Carroll High School in 2013, where he had played soccer for the Dragons.
The young man’s fraternity responded to his death on Twitter, and his former school district released a statement early Monday morning that said, “Paul was a wonderful young man who will be missed by many. He treated everyone he met with kindness, generosity, love and respect.”
“Our love and support goes out to the Miltenberger family, to Paul’s friends, former teammates, coaches and teachers during this time of loss,” the statement continued. “Words cannot express the grief we feel over the loss of a member of our Dragon family.”