Big Spring Crimestoppers is hoping to gather crucial information regarding a hit and run accident near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue Jan. 5 that led to the death of a 62-year-old Big Spring man.
Eleutario Torres Padron, 62, was discovered in the roadway by a passerby Thursday, Jan. 5, in the 600 block of Sgt. Paredez on the cityâ€™s north side, according to police reports.
Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman said autopsy results showed Padron suffered two collapsed lungs as a result of the the accident, which she later confirmed was a hit and run traffic accident.
â€śThe autopsy leaves no doubt that he was hit by a vehicle,â€ť Wiseman said. â€śHis death has been ruled a homicide.â€ť
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said no description of the suspect or suspects or a vehicle involved is currently available.
â€śThe vehicle that struck the victim left the scene prior to him (Padron) being found,â€ť Everett said. â€ś There is no suspect or vehicle information currently available to pass on at this time. Anyone who has any information on this crime should call the Big Spring Police Department.â€ť
According to Big Spring Crimestoppers officials, information leading to an arrest in the case could net the tipster up to $1,000. All calls to Crimestoppers may remain anonymous and no caller identification is ever used.
To make a tip, call 432-263-TIPS (8477), or contact the BSPD detective in charge of the case, Det. George Oliver, at 432-264-2555.
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