DPS Seeks Public’s Help in Fatal Hit and Run

June 27, 2019

CORSICANA – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on IH45 between Ferris and Palmer. The crash occurred on IH45 in Ellis County near Risinger/Newton Road, Monday, June 10, 2019 sometime between 8:54 p.m. and 10:42 p.m.

Evidence left at the scene from a 1999 maroon Ford Mustang

Preliminary investigation indicates a 1999 maroon Ford Mustang was traveling south on IH 45 when it struck Bret L. Rendleman, 30, of Dittmer Missouri. Mr. Rendleman was walking south on the improved shoulder before being struck.  He died at the scene of the crash.

The Mustang driver failed to stop and render aid, continuing south on IH45. Evidence left at the scene (pictured above) after impact indicates the vehicle involved is a maroon 1999 Ford Mustang.  The Mustang has damage to the front and right side.  Evidence left at the scene includes;

  • 35th Anniversary Ford Mustang badge identifier
  • Right headlamp
  • Right passenger side mirror
  • Radio antenna
  • Part of the front bumper

Anyone, including automotive body shop owners/employees, that has information on the fatal crash or was in the area at the time, is encouraged to contact the Texas DPS office in Waxahachie at 972-923-6670.

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