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DPS asking for help locating vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run crash

San Patricio fatal
Posted at 5:05 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 12:30:44-04

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, Texas — San Patricio investigators and DPS are still looking into a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on August 2, and are asking for help from the public to find the vehicle involved.

The crash happened in San Patricio County along Interstate 37 by exit 34 near Mathis.

Police said they discovered the body of Arnulfo Leyva, 28, and believe he was walking on the access road when he was struck by a vehicle.

Investigators said Leyva's family was staying at a motel in Mathis and were looking for him before police discovered his body.

DPS Troopers are requesting the public’s help with any information on a light colored Ram 1500 with damage to right front bumper and front head lamp assembly on the passenger side. They believe the vehicle could possibly be in the Mathis, Sinton, Odem, Taft, Beeville, Calallen or Corpus Christi area.

If you have any information that could assist in locating the vehicle, you are asked to contact DPS at 361-695-5600.