• July 05, 2022

Terrell Hilliard Killed in Hit-and-Run off I-30 in Little Rock, AR

Little Rock, AR — July 1, 2022, 41-year-old Terrell Hilliard was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run off Interstate 30 in Little Rock.

According to reports the incident happened some time before 12:45 a.m. when Hilliard was found lying in the road near 11701 I-30 service road, close to the I-430 junction. Investigators determined only that Hilliard was in or near the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

Hilliard was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Terrell Hilliard Accident on I-30 in Little Rock

It's always frustrating to see a situation like this, and I'd imagine everybody but the runaway driver wants them found and brought to justice. In the meantime this terrible incident has many lingering questions, not least of which is "Why did the driver flee?"

There are lots of possible answers to that, including one of the most common: Alcohol. Frankly, a lot of hit-and-run drivers leave a late-night crash scene because they were drunk and in their compromised judgment thought the smartest thing to do was take off (or they just didn't want police to know).

Terrell Hilliard Killed in Hit-and-Run off I-30 in Little Rock, AR

I'm not claiming to know for sure that the runaway driver was intoxicated, but this incident could probably use a DWI investigation after tracking down the driver. Some may think that part's not as important as simply finding the suspect, and while I agree that's the main priority finding out if they were intoxicated still matters because a local bar might be liable for the damage done under dram shop law. That bar would then have a responsibility to help the victim's family recover from their terrible loss.

Whether alcohol was a factor here or not, it will take diligent efforts from investigators and help from the community to track down the specific individual who should face justice. If everyone cooperates and shares any new information, I'm confident that can be done.

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