Fatal hit and run in Andrews County
ANDREWS, Texas (KOSA) - The Texas Highway Patrol is requesting the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run fatal crash Wednesday afternoon in Andrews County.
The crash occurred around 12:32 PM on SH 176 about 15 miles east of Andrews. A red 2006 Ford Expedition was struck by a semi-truck that fled the scene.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, an unidentified semi-truck with a trailer was traveling east on SH 176. The red expedition was also traveling east on SH 176 behind the semi. The expedition attempted to pass the semi-truck when it suddenly and unsafely changed lanes, veering into the expedition. This then caused the driver of the expedition to lose control side skid before the vehicle began to roll.
The back seat passenger of the expedition, 87-year-old Soledad Rodriguez Gonzalez was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The semi did not stop and continued eastbound on SH 176.
The semi-truck in question is believed to be a white cab truck with a flatbed trailer, loaded with large pipes.
The trailer is believed to have left-side damage and possible red paint transfer from the Expedition.
The attorneys of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers, on behalf of the Gonzales family, are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the driver.
If you have any information regarding the crash, you can call the firm at 432-233-0121, or visit their website here.
Anyone with information concerning this crash is also encouraged to call Texas DPS at 432-498-2131 or the Andrews Sheriff’s Office at 432-523-5545.
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