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Teen who left scene faces charges in Lewisville traffic death

A hit-and-run driver involved in the death of a pedestrian Sunday night on Texas Business 121 has been located, Lewisville police said. The motorist is a 16-year-old girl.
A hit-and-run driver involved in the death of a pedestrian Sunday night on Texas Business 121 has been located, Lewisville police said. The motorist is a 16-year-old girl.

A suspected hit-and-run driver has been found and the motorist faces a charge in the Sunday hit-and-run death of a 45-year-old man, police said Wednesday.

Acting on a tip, police found the 16-year-old Tuesday night at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Fox Avenue.

The victim was Jose Vazquez-Munoz of Lewisville, who died at a hospital after the auto-pedestrian accident on Sunday night, officials said.

“The teen was interviewed Tuesday night,” police Sgt. Paul Barron said Wednesday in a telephone interview.

The suspect’s name is not being released because she is a juvenile. She faces a charge of delinquent conduct/accident involving personal injury or death, police said.

Police responded to a major accident call about 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Texas 121 Business.

Vazquez-Munoz was hit in the southbound lane of the highway, police said.

Witnesses and video surveillance from nearby businesses confirmed that he was hit by a Ford F-150 crew-cab pickup with tinted windows.

The truck stopped for about 10 seconds and fled, police said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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