UPDATE: Suspect identified in fatal Waco hit-and-run crash

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WACO, Texas – Waco Police are investigating a hit and run crash that killed a man in a motorized wheelchair.

Officers went to Robinson Drive near Madison Drive after getting a call about a serious crash around 8:45 p.m., Saturday night. They found 57-year-old Dennis Roberts trapped under a car.

Officers say he was going south on Robinson, when several cars hit him. An ambulance took him to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest, where he died from his injuries. His family responded to the scene of the crash and were told of his death.

Witnesses told police a dark grey Toyota Camry hit Roberts and drove off, dragging his wheelchair along with it. Officers found the wheelchair near the intersection of Primrose and S. 27th Street.

The driver of the second vehicle that hit Roberts did not leave the scene of the crash.

On Monday, August 30, investigators were able to identify the suspect in this case. 41-year-old Orlon Simpson, of Marlin, was taken into custody at his home in Marlin Monday evening, and is now in the McLennan County Jail. Investigators were also able to find the vehicle used in this case.

Orlon Simpson

Simpson was charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid, a second-degree felony.

This investigation is still ongoing at this time and there is no other information available.

Source: Waco Police Department

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