On 3/22/22 at about 0707 hours, OPD was dispatched to the intersection of E. 42ndand N. Grandview in reference to a hit and run in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Medical personnel arrived on scene and advised that the pedestrian, a 28-year-old male, was deceased.
Witnesses say the victim was standing in the left turn lane on the 1900 block of E. 42ndSt. when a red vehicle was traveling eastbound and struck the victim in the left turn lane and then fled the scene, turning northbound on N. Grandview.
The investigation revealed that the vehicle was a Toyota Corolla and the driver identified as 25-year-old Christy Contreras. An arrest warrant has been obtained and she was arrested without incident. She will be transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Contreras is being charged with accident involving death, 2nddegree felony.
The victim is not being identified yet pending notification of next of kin. The investigation continues.