FORT WORTH, TX (01/08/2017) — A hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning claimed the life of Cecilia Rodriguez.Police identified 56-year-old Cecilia Rodriguez (also reported as Cecilia Palos de Valdez), of Fort Worth, as the victim of a two-vehicle accident that occurred in the 2600 block of Azle Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas.
Officials reported that just minutes after midnight, a red pickup truck collided with a silver Honda passenger vehicle at the intersection of Azle Avenue and Menefee Avenue, and came to rest on a curb. Police believe the pickup driver after either ran a stop sign, or didn’t see the other vehicle.
Rodriguez, a grandmother who was heading home from a family quincinera, was a passenger in the Honda. She was transferred to an area hospital, but succumbed to her injuries shortly later.
Unfortunately, the two people in the red pickup truck fled the scene after the incident. An investigating is underway, although police have not yet released descriptions of the suspects.
Once the drivers involved in this incident are found, they are likely to face multiple criminal charges in light of this accident. Unfortunately, we won’t have all the information until the investigation is complete. If you have more details regarding this wreck, including information on the two suspects, please call the Fort Worth Police Department at (817) 469-TIPS.
To those affected by this tragic crash, we offer our condolences.