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A wrecker driver died while helping a stranded motorist on freeway in Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie hit-and-run fatality

Police are searching for a suspect driver who killed a private tow truck operator who was aiding a stranded motorist on the Interstate 20 bridge over Great Southwest Parkway. Body cam footage shows the wreck scene on I-20 after the fatal collision
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Police are searching for a suspect driver who killed a private tow truck operator who was aiding a stranded motorist on the Interstate 20 bridge over Great Southwest Parkway. Body cam footage shows the wreck scene on I-20 after the fatal collision

A wrecker driver died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday while attempting to assist a stranded motorist, according to police.

The driver was struck and killed by a vehicle about 11:35 p.m. on the westbound Interstate 20 bridge over Great Southwest Parkway. The vehicle then drove on to Arlington, police said.

The tow-truck operator, identified as Keith Jermaine Holt, 46, of Dallas, was helping a stranded motorist on the right shoulder of the freeway on the bridge at the time. He died at the scene.

Body camera footage provided by the Grand Prairie Police Department shows a disabled Toyota sedan behind a wrecker with wreckage strewn on the freeway shoulder. Police officers are directing oncoming traffic away from the freeway shoulder where the collision took place.

Police are still searching for the vehicle that left the scene. It is believed to be a white Nissan sedan that was last seen traveling westbound on Interstate 20 at Texas 360. It is also believed to be damaged on the right front portion of the car.

Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to call Grand Prairie Police at 972-237-8906, or Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477 (TIPS). Tips may also be submitted online at www.GPCrimeStoppers.org.

This is the first traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.

Three officers helped save the woman after she crashed into a gas line in Grand Prairie on Sept. 14, police said.

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