Carrollton man walking home killed by hit-and-run driver

Carrollton police are trying to find the hit-and-run driver who killed a man Tuesday night.

Andre Hood, 54, was walking home in the cold, rainy weather just after he got off a DART train at the Downtown Carrollton station when he was hit.

About the only lead police have so far on the hit-and-run driver is some poor quality surveillance video. The victim’s family is pleading for the public’s help in solving this crime.

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. Monday night. A Carrollton fire truck on its way to an unrelated call found a man lying in westbound lanes of Belt Line Road. Hood was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police believe Hood, who lived very near the DART station, was coming from work. He had just got off the train when he was struck just minutes before the firefighters found him.

Carrollton police canvassed the area for witnesses and surveillance video.

“It’s a little frustrating right now because we really don’t have much to go on at all,” said Carrollton Police Spokesperson Jolene DeVito. “The good news is we found some. The bad news is the quality is not that helpful. It was dark. It was raining. So we may have narrowed it down to a light-colored sedan. But other than that, it didn’t help that much.”

Hood’s sister, Glinda, says he has worked for years for a moving company. He is survived by six siblings who are devastated by his death.

“I don’t think they did it intentionally, but we really need to get to the bottom of this,” she said. “If it was an accident, call us. Tell us, ‘It was an accident. I’m sorry.’ But let’s make this right. Somebody knows. And I just hope they have some morals and some compassion for our family.”

Hood was a tall man standing at 6’ 6” tall and was wearing dark clothing. His family and Carrollton police are both hoping someone saw something and will call them with the tip they need to solve the case.

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