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Police Identify Suspect In Garland Hit-And-Run That Killed Joyce Cawis

UPDATE: Suspect In Deadly Garland Hit-And-Run, Edgar Ugalde, Turns Himself In

GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Police in Garland have identified the driver connected to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Jupiter Road and Forest Lane that killed a woman earlier this month.

Edgar Alfonso Ugalde, 27, is wanted for failure to stop and render aid after his truck allegedly crashed into a Toyota 4Runner driven by Joyce Cawis, 46.

"As of right now, we are trying to find his whereabouts, and we know there's someone who may know where this person is located, and we are asking for the public's assistance," said Lt. Pedro Barineau with Garland police.

Traffic investigators learned that his black, four-door Ram Big Horn pickup was traveling northbound on Jupiter Road and Cawis' 4Runner was traveling westbound on Forest Lane. As the 4Runner entered the intersection, it was struck on the driver's side by the Ram.

Joyce Cawis
Joyce Cawis (credit: Cawis family)

Witnesses told police that Ugalde exited his truck and got into a black passenger car that arrived after the crash. That car then drove away without the suspect helping Cawis, who was unconscious inside her vehicle.

She was transported to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

"In accidents, we ask people to stay at the scene. This person left the scene, failing to provide aid to this victim," said Barineau.


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