Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run from 2017 Still Not Known
Lubbock police continue to ask for the public's assistance in the ongoing investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened back in 2017.
Back on March 24th, 2017, officers responded to a crash that happened in the 400 block of Slide Road. Upon arrival, officers located 24-year-old Alejandro Hernandez lying in the roadway with severe injuries. He was transported to University Medical Center and died a few days later.
Investigators have determined that Hernandez was crossing Slide Road on foot when he was struck by a red 2011 Dodge Durango that was traveling northbound. Evidence from the scene positively linked the Dodge Durango to the crash. The vehicle was eventually located, but the driver still hasn't been identified.
Back in 2018, Genesis Hernandez, Alejandro's wife, went on record saying, "he wasn't just forgotten. I feel stuck. I feel stuck like I'm reliving that day every day. They hit him, ran him over and left him in the middle of Slide." Adam Hernandez, Alejandro's brother, said "I just want justice for my brother."
Anyone who may have information that could potentially identify the driver of the Dodge Durango when the crash happened can call Detective Robert McPherson at 806-775-2762. You can also call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.
Information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a reward. Callers can also remain anonymous.