UPDATE: Driver identified in hit-and-run that killed 4-year old boy

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:56pm

GREGG COUNTY — The driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a 4-year old boy, Cesar Cruz, has been identified as Margarito Aguilar.

The 56-year old claims he didn't know he had hit anything other than a mailbox or a dog. He also tells authorities he does not know own a TV or radio and wasn't aware of the situation.

Aguilar has been taken into custody and is charged with a suspended license and no insurance.

DPS officials have identified the vehicle that struck young Cesar Cruz on Monday.

Our new partners, The Longview News-Journal, report that authorities are looking for a silver or gray 2011 Dodge Durango or Dodge Dakota.

According to Gregg County DPS, the driver of the alleged hit-and-run Nissan pickup contacted authorities after seeing the description on the news.

Officials inspected the driver's truck and found the person hit a deer and is no longer a suspect in the incident.

Law enforcement is now looking for a silver or grey vehicle that is in the Chrysler family.

Investigators believe the hit-and-run vehicle has damage to front right, including a broken fog light or headlight.

Detectives found a found a bulb on the scene and are trying to get the make and model of the vehicle from Chrysler.


According to our news partners, the Longview News-Journal, the four-year-old killed in the hit and run accident has been identified as Cesar Pedro Cruz.


Gregg County authorities tell KFXK, this all started with a missing child call at around 6:45 Monday night.

By 8:15, a deputy had found the 4-year-old child's body on the side of the road off of State Highway 149 (Younger Road).

A store clerk told authorities that a man and woman stopped at a gas station with a brand new vehicle and said they were upset because they had just hit a deer and damaged their vehicle.

DPS says if they truly thought they hit a deer, they will not press charges against them.

But they are looking for the vehicle to question the people.

GREGG COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR: A Dark color, possibly silver Nissan truck. 4 door with paper tags (meaning it is most likely a new purchase) It is driven by a white man in his 30's wearing a blue "oil field" type uniform with patches and name tags. He was also wearing a brown and white ball cap and had a beard. A white female was also with him. She has brown, curly hair. Authorities tell us the damage to the vehicle will be on the right side near the headlight.

Rusk County officials have confirmed they are looking for the vehicle involved in a hit and run that killed a 4-year-old Gregg County child.

Rusk County officials say they may have located the vehicle involved in the Tatum area.

Stay tuned to KFXK for further details.


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