Margarita Terrazas Killed in Hit-and-Run on Loop 820 in Fort Worth, TX
UPDATE (October 13, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as 30-year-old Margarita Terrazas.
Fort Worth, TX — September 16, 2022, a motorcyclist was hit and killed by another vehicle in a hit-and-run on East Loop 820 in Fort Worth.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. on the 2500 block of East Loop 820 near Craig Street. The exact circumstances of the crash weren't provided by police, but they said a vehicle believed to be a black 2017-18 Honda CR-V struck the victim's motorcycle and caused fatal injuries.
Authorities are still searching for the hit-and-run vehicle and its driver and ask anyone with information to reach out.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Margarita Terrazas Hit-and-Run in Fort Worth
It's shameful that someone would leave a person they hit behind like this. For all anyone knows the moments between the driver leaving and someone calling for help could have been crucial in saving the victim's life. It's vital that the suspect be located and apprehended, both to ensure they're charged and to see if they can provide any insights about their choice to abandon a dying person in the road.
So why did they flee? Did they just panic, or was this a clear-headed effort to avoid responsibility? Did they have something to hide? Drugs, warrants, drunk driving--these are all common reasons people flee crash scenes, and they can have particular consequences if brought to light.
Hopefully continued efforts from police and cooperation from the community lead to identifying a suspect so someone can answer for their role in this tragic event. If everyone remains diligent and does their part, I believe the victim's loved ones will see justice done.