DPS Seeks Public’s Help in Fatal Hit and Run (DPS-North Texas Region)

August 2, 2021
North Texas


MINERAL WELLS – 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 in Parker County. The incident occurred on July 29, 2021 at approximately 10:10 p.m. on State Highway 199, in the area of South Drive, west of Springtown. 

Preliminary investigation indicates a pedestrian, Katie M. Derouin, 38, of Paradise, ran into the eastbound lanes of State Highway 199 and was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle (believed to be a red Toyota Camry) initially stopped close to the scene but then left before law enforcement arrived.   

It is believed the vehicle will have damage to the front and passenger side. Pictured above is a mirror found at the scene. The part number indicates it belongs to a 2009-2011 Toyota Camry. 

DPS is asking anyone in the area with a security camera to please review the recording around 10:00 p.m. on July 29. If the vehicle or pedestrian were captured by the camera, please contact Trooper Jeff Shinn. Additionally, anyone, including automotive body shop owners/employees, who has information on the fatal crash or was in the area at the time is encouraged to contact Trooper Shinn at 817-594-7422. 

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