Corpus Christi traffic investigators need your help to solve a hit and run crash that happened at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 20, on the 5200 block of Weber near SPID.

Officers at the scene learned that 61-year old Ernest Stephens had crossed Weber and was struck by a silver Lincoln Navigator. Witnesses told police that the Navigator pulled into a parking lot and the driver got out of the vehicle to see what happened. However, witnesses said once the driver heard sirens, the driver and several passengers went back to the Navigator and fled the scene.

Stephens was rushed to the hospital but died from his injuries.

Detectives now need your help to locate the truck and identify who was driving. If you have any information that can help police, please call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477, or visit