RED OAK — Businesses are now offering rewards for any information leading to the arrest and indictment of a person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run collision earlier this month.
The Red Oak Police Department is trying to find the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision May 22. The wreck claimed the life of 47-year-old Red Oak resident Betsy Sue McClelland after she sustained life-threatening injuries at 12:09 a.m. McClelland was walking eastbound in the 200 block of E. Ovilla Road at the time of the offense, according to a press release by the department.
“The driver of the involved vehicle fled the area without stopping to render aid to the injured party,” the press release stated.
McClelland was transported to Baylor Hospital in Waxahachie for medical treatment, but succumbed to her injuries there.
Representatives from Oak Farms Dairy have graciously offered a $10,000 reward that leads to the arrest and indictment of the subject responsible for the offense, and representatives from Renfro Glass have graciously offered a $1,000.00 reward.
Detectives retrieved surveillance videos from several businesses in the area, including one that shows the pickup truck that allegedly collided with the victim pulling into the parking lot of a business, but the video footage is poor quality, the release stated.
The driver then fled the scene and turned right onto Sunflower Street, out of the parking lot. The vehicle appears in the top right-hand corner of the surveillance video, which can be seen on the Red Oak Police Department’s YouTube channel by searching “Red Oak Police Media.” Part of what makes this case difficult is the time of night that it happened, said Sgt. Marc Schroeder, the Red Oak Police Public Information Officer, in a previous article.
The Red Oak Police Department Criminal Investigation Division continues to process video evidence from nearby surveillance cameras as well as tips that have been communicated to the criminal investigation division by the public. Anyone with information on the accident and dark colored pickup, can contact Detective Greg Dansby at GDansby@redoaktx.org or 469-218-7703 or Sgt. Richard Boone at (469) 218-7710.