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BEDFORD — Bedford police have now identified the victim of a deadly hit-and-run accident on Highway 183 early Sunday morning, but mystery surrounds the minutes before she was killed.
Tonya Page, 29, was a married mother who lived with her husband and two children in Watauga. Investigators are asking for the public's help to find the driver who hit her and then left the accident scene at Brown Trail.
Page disappeared from a family gathering in Hurst around 1 a.m. Her body was found on an exit ramp in the westbound lanes of Highway 183.
"We don't know why, or who's responsible," said Bedford police spokesman Lt. Kirk Roberts.
A surveillance video taken shortly before the accident appears to first show Page walking along Brown Trail shortly after 2 a.m. Police estimate she was struck and killed between 2:08 and 2:15 a.m.
Then two pedestrians are observed near the scene of the accident.
"We're hoping that somebody saw something; somebody knows somebody that was driving along there that can tell them about this, and we just need that one phone call or that one e-mail or that one person to come in and see us and give us a little piece of information," Roberts said.
Police said Page set down her purse before disappearing from the video. Then, a few minutes later, a young man and woman are seen running to pick up that purse. Investigators said those people will not face any charges for picking up the purse.
Family members said Page was known for her caring attitude. Just a week before her death, a relative's dog died. Page brought her a framed photo of the beloved pet along with flowers.
Call Bedford police at 817-952-2127 if you have any information.