Hit-and-run suspect found dead in Duncanville

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Posted on June 27, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 27 at 10:50 PM

TARRANT COUNTY — A suspect in the hit-and-run death of a Tarrant County jogger last week is dead.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office spokesman Terry Grisham confirmed that Terry Knight, 45, was found dead at his home in Duncanville on Wednesday.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office said Knight's death is being investigated as a suicide pending a final ruling.

Earlier, deputies had identified a 2007 blue pickup truck owned by Knight as being involved in the June 21 hit-and-run death of Walter Hopkins, who had been jogging on the side of Willow Springs Road in Haslet when he was struck from behind.

Knight had taken the truck to a repair shop in Fort Worth on the same day as the fatal accident. Employees notified detectives after suspecting that the damage resulted from the truck hitting a person.

On Friday, investigators told News 8 that the truck's owner was not being cooperative.

No charges had been filed against Knight, whose identity was not published by WFAA prior to  his death.

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