Press Release #080315(04)-Police Obtain Surveillance Video of Skateboard, Vehicle Fatality Hit & Run
San Angelo Police recently obtained surveillance video of the Hit and Run crash that killed 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez. A vehicle struck Lopez as he was riding his skateboard on Chadbourne Street near East Avenue I on August 2, 2015 around 2:30 a.m.
After reviewing the video, police believe the suspect vehicle is a white or light-colored, late-nineties to early two-thousand model Ford Explorer or Expedition with front passenger side headlight damage. Police originally suspected Ford to be the make of the vehicle due to evidence collected at the scene.
The driver/suspect may not be aware of the collision and Investigators are urging the public to share this information with anyone they know who owns this type of vehicle and has recent damage.
If you have any information about the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and vehicle, please call San Angelo Hit & Run Investigator Steven Quade at (325) 657-4253 or Officer Josh Loudermilk at (325) 657-4307. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247. You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.