On our way to kickoff Stuff the Bus on Monday morning in Killeen, a few of our station staff members came across the accident scene on East Veterans memorial Boulevard early in the morning and saw several police cars blocking the road. We knew that whatever had happened there could not have been good based on the number of police in the area.

A day later, a cross now marks the scene of this accident, and left behind are the family members of Dale Tatro who are desperate for answers.

This area was the scene of a fatal hit and run accident that took the life of Dale Anthony Tatro of Harker Heights early Monday morning. Chelsea Edwards and Christy Soto with our partners at News 10 report that Dale was killed by what may have been a 1990s model pickup truck according to Nolanville Police Chief Daniel Pporter. Police say they will be getting surveillance footage from area businesses and will soon have a much better idea of what happened.

Tatro was found lying in the road by police officers responding to a call of an injured person in the road around 2:45 am. Tatro was pronounced dead about 1 hour later.

Tatro had a history of walking in this area at night, and sadly, even had been hit by a vehicle an at least 2 other occasions. News 10 reports Tatro was also struck in 2017. That accident resulted in the loss of his arm. He was hit again by a drunk driver in 2018 on the same highway according to his family members.

Police are also hoping that someone with additional information will come forward and talk about the accident. They are also asking area residents who see older model trucks with front quarter-panel damage to come forward and report the vehicle so police can follow up.

Anyone who may know something about the hit-and-run should contact the Nolanville Police by calling 254-698-6334.

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