DALLAS - The son of a former Texas Rangers coach was killed while helping a crash victim in Dallas.
The initial accident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said the driver of a black Cadillac coupe hit a Ford Expedition on the Marvin D. Love Freeway near the Keist Boulevard exit, south of Highway 67 and Interstate 35 split.
The Ford ended up disabled on the road. The Cadillac’s driver tried to flee but only made it about a half a mile. Then the driver got out and ran off.
Several people stopped to help the driver of the Ford, including Michael Donnelly and his girlfriend. They were pushing the SUV out of the road when another silver car came along and ran into them.
Michael was rushed to Dallas Methodist Medical Center but did not survive. His girlfriend was hospitalized and remains in critical condition.
Donnelly's father Rich was part of the Rangers coaching staff in the pros and minor league system in the 1970s and 80s and spoke to FOX4 by Facetime about his son.
“He was a funny guy, loved to be around people, was very considerate and how he died, it’s no surprise he was trying to help someone,” Rich said.
Police said the driver who hit Michael and his girlfriend did not appear to be impaired and is cooperating with police.
The person who caused the initial crash is still on the run. That person will face charges, police said.