Police looking for Garland hit-and-run driver who left man critically injured

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Garland police are looking for the driver of a minivan who is responsible for a hit-and-run Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m. on Action Street, which is on the city’s east side. Police said 29-year-old Travis Gray, who owns his own car hauling business, was working on a ladder trying to secure a car to a trailer.

Surveillance video shows a dark blue minivan hitting Gray. The driver then got out of the van, looked at him and left. The video also shows the van with damage to its front passenger side.

Patrick Redburn and a friend work nearby and were headed to lunch when they found Gray and called 911.

“When we drove by, my friend slowed down. And I looked down on the ground and I saw a puddle of blood under his head,” he recalled. “It was pretty bad. He had a knot about the size of a fist on his forehead right here. He had cuts on his head. He had a gash on his leg.”

Gray remains in the hospital in critical condition. Family members said the soon-to-be father of three is still unresponsive in the hospital. They're devastated and hoping for justice.

“You may be his family and his friends, but you have to understand Travis also has family and friends. Travis has several people: uncles, aunts, a fiancé, mom, sister, brother, kids that are hurting as well,” said Leslie Gray-Daniels, Gray’s aunt. “If it was you, if the roles were reversed, you would want someone to turn him in.”

Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-8477 or visiting www.garlandcrimestoppers.org.