Temple man dead after hit-and-run


A Temple man is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Monday night.

Temple Police officers responded to a call of a person who had been struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they found 54-year-old Mario Arriaga, of Temple, lying in the roadway.

Officers saw the man had been struck by an unknown vehicle in the 1500 block of Scott Boulevard. The vehicle was no longer on scene.

Officers were unable to gather any information on the vehicle or the driver.

The victim later succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. An autopsy has been ordered.

The Temple Police Department Accident Reconstruction team is investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

If anyone has any information concerning this unfortunate incident, please contact Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500. Tips can also be sent through Bell County Crime Stoppers at BellCountyCrimeStoppers.com, through the P3tips App or by calling 254-526-TIPS (8477).

Source: Temple Police Department

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