Family, DPS plead for help in finding hit-and-run driver

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas Department of Public Safety is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of the driver of a car in a hit-and-run in November.

The crash that happened on Nov. 18 killed 53-year-old Steven Bedford while he was walking along Fm 969 in East Travis County around 9:29 p.m. The Bedford family and DPS are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the case.

Delores Arrellano is the victim’s wife and was with Bedford for more than 16 years. “Either turn yourself in, or tell somebody if they saw anything to come forward. We can have peace of mind. Right now we don’t until somebody says something, please.”

Troopers say Bedford was on his way home from the store, walking on the side of the road when a car hit him. The driver then took off and another vehicle hit him. That driver stopped and called 911.

“There’s someone out there who knows who did this and that we can get closure for our family,” said Darrell Bedford. “It’s just very important that someone has a conscience and can let us know what’s going on.”

Bedford was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge after being struck and where he later died.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

Last year, there were 72 deadly crashes in Austin.

 

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