Police seek hit and run driver, vehicle

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 city’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.“The autopsy leaves no doubt that he was hit by a vehicle,” Wiseman said. “His death has been ruled a homicide.”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.“The vehicle that struck the victim left the scene prior to him (Padron) being found,” Everett said. “ 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.”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.Contact Staff Writer Thomas Jenkins at 263-7331 ext. 232 or by e-mail at citydesk@bigspringherald.com