Mesquite teen killed by hit-and-run driver on Highway 80

Teen killed in Sunnyvale hit-and-run

Authorities are looking for a driver who left the scene of a deadly accident on Highway 80 in Sunnyvale late Thursday night.

The accident occurred in the eastbound lane near Collins Road.

The victim walked away from a wrecked sedan on the West Bound US-80 service road at Collins Road Bridge when he was then struck by a car. 

The vehicle that hit him was described by witnesses as a dark colored SUV and the driver of that vehicle did not stop to help. 

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim as 17-year-old Joseph Huerta. Mequite ISD says Huerta was a senior at North Mesquite High School.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Dallas County Sheriff's Office at 214-749-8641.

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