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