UPDATED: January 4, 2019  10:34 AM

GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A tow truck driver who was helping a stranded motorist in Grand Prairie was hit and killed overnight by another vehicle that fled the scene.

Police say the crash happened just before midnight on westbound Interstate-20 at Great Southwest Parkway.

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Police say the tow truck driver, later identified as Keith Holt, was outside of his vehicle and assisting a stranded driver when he was struck. The driver that ran into Holt fled into Arlington in what is believed to be a white Nissan car that may have damage to the front right side.

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Holt, 46, died at the scene.

The Grand Prairie and Arlington police departments are investigating the death and searching for the driver.

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Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Grand Prairie police at 972-237-8906, or Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477 (TIPS). Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted online.