DALLAS –– A driver struck and killed a man walking on the deceleration lane of northbound Interstate 35E downtown late Monday night.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. at the exit ramp for Continental Ave. The man did not have identification on his person and was carrying a brief case. Carmen Castro, spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, said the medical examiner knows who the man is but is waiting to name him because his family has not been notified.
Castro said the driver initially left the scene but returned before a detective arrived. She does not anticipate any charges to be pressed, "based on the information the detective has collected so far." It's not clear whether the driver called 911.
The two right lanes of the roadway were closed for about three hours.