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21-year-old woman killed in Arlington hit-and-run

DeSoto woman, 21, killed in hit-and-run on Arlington highway
DeSoto woman, 21, killed in hit-and-run on Arlington highway 01:32

ARLINGTON — A 21-year-old woman died Sunday morning after a pickup truck hit her on I-20 and left the scene, police say. 

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Areauna Laws of DeSoto.

Arlington Police say officers were called to westbound I-20 near Matlock Road around 5:00 a.m. Sunday for a reported hit-and-run, where they found a Laws unresponsive in the road. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses said just before the Laws was hit, they saw a pickup truck driving erratically and eventually driving on the shoulder of the highway.

Investigators believe Laws had car trouble, pulled onto the shoulder and was standing outside her vehicle when the truck hit her and her car.

Police say the truck, a 1975 Chevrolet Cheyenne, continued over the grassy median onto the I-20 frontage road. They found the truck abandoned in a shopping strip parking lot on Arbrook Boulevard, less than one mile from the crash scene.

No arrests have been made as investigators work to identify the driver of the pickup truck.

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