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Vidor P.D. believes Chrysler 300 may be linked to fatal auto-ped
VIDOR-By: Leslie Rangel
Vidor police say a Chrysler is likely the key to solving a fatal hit and run accident.
A man walking on the I-10 E. service road died when a driver struck him last Thursday night.
The Vidor police chief says a driver stopped to call 911 after he struck something on the road.
He went back and discovered a man's body.
Police tell us the driver was the second person to strike the victim.
Investigators are now looking for the first driver they say killed him.
Richard B. Sanford, the 48-year-old man from Vidor owned Sanford Fence Construction in Vidor.
He died following the hit and run accident off the I-10 E. frontage road between Highway 1135 and Cow Bayou.
A second driver hit Sanford and first thought he'd struck an animal.
Markings on the road show where investigators gathered evidence.
They believe the person they're looking for was driving a Chrysler 300 sedan made from 2006 to 2008.
They say the car will have heavy front end damage on the left side.
Police Chief Dave Shows says any piece of information no matter how small, can help.
Shows says no one deserves to be left out on the road to die.
VIDOR - Investigators with the Vidor Police Department are asking for help in finding a 2006-2008 Chrysler 300 sedan officers believe may be linked to a fatal auto-pedestrian accident.
Richard B. Sanford, 48, of Vidor, died in the accident at about 11 p.m. Thursday, October 3 in the eastbound service road between FM 1135 and Cow Bayou.
Investigators say the vehicle will have extensive damage to the front left side that should be obvious to anyone who sees it.
Detective Mark Steele is asking anyone who regularly sees that type of vehicle at a home, business or other location, and no longer sees it, or if they notice such a vehicle with extensive damage to the left front side, to contact Vidor Police.