Hit and Run Fatality Accident
Fort Worth P.D.
Victim: Robert Joe Smith Jr
Location: E. Lancaster Ave.
On Tuesday, 02/26/2019, at 10:25 PM, officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of E Lancaster Ave in reference to a Hit and Run accident of a pedestrian. Unknown male victim, later identified as Robert Joe Smith Jr, was standing near the curb line along the westbound side of the 3200 block of E. Lancaster Ave. A witness observed the suspect vehicle driving erratically westbound along the 3300 block of E. Lancaster Ave., then observed the suspect vehicle strike the victim, and the suspect vehicle continued to drive westbound. The witness attempted to follow the suspect vehicle until they lost sight of the suspect vehicle in the area of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Collard St. The victim was then transported by Med Star to John Peter Smith Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased at 10:55 PM.
FWPD Traffic Investigation Unit Detective M.B. Zimpelman is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for this crime. If you might have seen the offense, the suspect, the suspect vehicle, or heard about the suspect committing this offense, please contact at phone number 817-392-4867.