ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – UPDATE: Arlington Police have made an arrest in the case. Kennedy Pham was arrested for an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury/Death early this morning. Pham voluntarily came to the station yesterday authorities say. He says he believes he hit the victim, 71-year old Nghi Pham. He remains in an Arlington jail.READ MORE: Dallas Police Release Video Prior To Shooting Of Armed Robbery Suspect
Law enforcement officials in Arlington are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a fatal crash on Wednesday night. Officers were called to the 3300 block of South Collins Street at around 9:30 p.m. after reports of a person being struck by a vehicle.
It’s only a short walk from this church on Collins to the home Nghi Pham was walking to last night.
But when police arrived at the scene, they found the 71-year-old man on the ground.READ MORE: Young Man Shot To Death Behind The Wheel Of Car In DeSoto; Witnesses Saw Passenger Run Off
Investigators explained that the man was crossing the roadway near the intersection of South Collins Street and East Mayfield Road. He was not in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. A vehicle traveling southbound in the inside lane hit the man as he tried to cross.
According to a witness, the motorist stopped briefly before driving away from the scene.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead.
Investigators have little information about the suspect. The vehicle has been described as a newer model dark-colored pickup truck with a lift kit. It may have dark-tinted windows and chrome rims. The truck will also likely have some damage to a front headlight assembly.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: Inside The North Texas Factory Making Syringes For COVID-19 Vaccines
Anyone with information about this fatal crash is urged to contact the Arlington Police Department at 817-459-5635. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a reward, by calling Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.