Victoria Police seeking leads in fatal hit and run pedestrian crash

Man killed in hit and run crash

VICTORIA, Texas – On Monday, October 19, 2020 around 11 p.m. Victoria police found a man lying in the road in the 1300 block of N. Main St. He was identified as Christopher Espitia, 38, of Victoria. Police said Espitia was standing in the northbound outside lane when he was hit by a vehicle traveling north in the outside lane. The driver of that vehicle did not stop to help.

Emergency workers with the Victoria Fire Department tried to treat Espitia at the scene, but there was little they could do. An autopsy is underway.

Suspect Vehicle 2

Friday afternoon Victoria Police released this photo. They’re looking for a a black Chevrolet Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade EXT, or pickup with an aftermarket sports bar accessory that mimics the Avalanche’s distinctive shape in connection with this incident.

If you have any information call Victoria Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200.


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*This article was updated October 30th at 5:22 p.m. to include CCTV footage courtesy of Victoria Crime Stoppers.