The dark colored sports utility vehicle which struck the pedestrian was actually the second vehicle to strike the pedestrian. The first vehicle to strike the pedestrian stopped immediately. The dark colored sports utility vehicle struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.
On May 5, 2013, at about 9:42 pm, officers responded to Garland Road and E. Northwest Highway regarding a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they observed a black male lying in the roadway. The victim, Deon Hamilton, B/M/25, was struck by an unidentified dark colored sports utility vehicle traveling southbound in the roadway. The victim was transported to Doctors Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The dark colored sports utility vehicle fled the scene failing to render aid. The crash offense is documented on case number 111172-A. The traffic fatality is documented on service number 111180-A. The next of kin has been notified. No further suspect information is available at this time and this offense is still under investigation