Family, Arlington Police Seeking Public Help Solving Deadly Hit And Run

It happened in January.

Video Transcript

- Welcome back. They have a video, solid leads, and even reward money in hand, but police in Arlington made a new plea today for more help from the public to solve a deadly hit and run. It happened in the 900 block of East Timberview last January. Jason Allen talked to police and the victim's family.

JASON ALLEN: Video from a home security camera shows a two-toned Chevy pickup flying down a neighborhood street in Arlington, then disappearing around a corner. It was moments after the truck had hit and killed Roy Smith, 46 days ago. Smith's family and police have been looking for the truck and the driver ever since.

GAIL SMITH-CROWE: So much that we went on our own investigation. We went door to door.

JASON ALLEN: The case has frustrated police investigators, who said they've tracked down solid leads, including one that led to East Fort Worth. But they need information from someone who saw something that afternoon, January 30, when the 80-year-old had just gone outside to check his mail.

SYLVIA SMITH: We're going to get justice. Justice will be served. It may not be today, tomorrow or next month, but we're not stopping until justice is served for our dad.

In their effort to find the truck, police have also focused on controlling speed in the East Arlington neighborhood. The I-Team found in the last five years, 67 crashes have been reported on that same one-mile stretch of road. This year there have been three crashes within 500 feet of where Smith was hit.

CHRISTOPHER COOK: We as an agency, we're extremely frustrated. Our traffic team, is, they're upset, they're angry that we haven't been able to bring closure to this family.

JASON ALLEN: Reward money from Oak Farms Dairy has now climbed to $10,000 for information that leads police to the truck and to the driver. In Arlington, Jason Allen, CBS 11 News.