BURLESON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Burleson Police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed 16-year-old Burleson High School student Tre Allison on Monday, June 8.
Eric Padilla, 29, of Burleson, is charged with accident involving death, a second degree felony.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot While Meeting To Fight Suspect At Park In Arlington, Police Say
The crash happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Monday in the 700-block of NW John Jones Drive at Tarpon Street.
Preliminary reports indicate Padilla was traveling north on John Jones Drive.
As he turned west onto Tarpon Street, his vehicle struck an Acura traveling southbound.
Police said Padilla then left the scene without stopping to help.READ MORE: Texas House Members Urge Gov. Abbott To Reverse Ban On Mask Mandates In Public Schools
Burleson Police stopped Padilla shortly after the crash and performed field sobriety tests.
He showed no signs of intoxication.
The driver of the Acura, an 18-year-old recent Burleson High School graduate, was hospitalized and later released.
The passenger, Allison, was pronounced deceased at the scene.MORE NEWS: Sparked By Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across US
Padilla is in the Johnson County Jail with bond set at $250,000.