Irving police seek car in hit-run death of U.S. Marine

Irving police on Thursday asked North Texas auto body shops to be on the lookout for a car that investigators believe was damaged in a hit-and-run crash last week that killed a U.S. Marine on Texas 183.

Car parts recovered at the scene indicated that the Mazda Tribute sustained damage to the right side of the vehicle, Irving police said.

Investigators believe that someone has repaired it or will need an estimate on the repair.

Authorities are asking repair shop employees to call Irving police if they have any information on the car which could be white or silver.

Police also said that other witnesses were at the scene who have not come forward to make reports. Irving police appealed for those people to call.

On May 19, Evan Sanchey, 23, of Yakima, Wash. was struck and killed about 5:50 a.m. in the 4400 block of Texas 183 at the Esters Road exit ramp in Irving.

Sanchey had recently flown into Dallas/Fort Worth Airport from duty in Afghanistan and was at the airport awaiting connecting flight home, Irving police said.

Sanchey was hit by the Mazda Tribute as he crossed the freeway, Irving police said.

The car slowed down briefly, but drove away eastbound on Texas 183, Irving police said.

Anyone with information should call Irving police at 972-273-1010 or 972-721-2761.