Early Saturday morning at around 4:00 am, Arlington firefighters were driving on westbound 1-30 near Fielder when they saw a car swerve to avoid something in the road. Both the fire truck and the car that swerved pulled over to investigate. They discovered the body of 36-year-old Carlos Ortega Ramos (listed by some sources as 37 years old.)
Ramos had been struck and killed by a vehicle that did not stop to render aid. It’s still Iunclear why Ramos was found at this particular location. The construction worker did not have his own vehicle. According to FOX 4, Ramos had made arrangements with his girlfriend to be picked up, but when he did not answer a call from her she returned home.
Investigators believe the accident was caused by a 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta of unknown color. The vehicle is believed to have serious damage to the front. Pieces of the grill and emblem should be missing from the car due to the accident. The police notified body shops and asked for appealed to the media – asking anyone with information to come forward.
The efforts of law enforcement paid off. Reports on Sunday indicated that a person of interest had come forward. The police are also believed to have the car that killed Ramos.
For Others the Search Goes On
The Farmer’s Branch police department was also tracking a hit-and-run driver this weekend. A motorcyclist traveling north on I-35 E on Friday afternoon mistakenly drove into the back of another vehicle. The impact pushed the bike to the pavement. The small accident turned much more serious when a third vehicle, a gold pickup truck, drove over the motorcyclist as he lay in the road. The pickup then fled the scene.
The police are asking everyone to be on the lookout for a 2005 or 2006 gold diesel Ford F-250 pickup truck with a crew cab and a long bed. The driver who left the scene is a white man in his late 30’s to early 40’s.
Thankfully, reports indicate that the motorcyclist is in stable condition at Parkland Hospital. Hopefully, he will be able to make a full recovery.