DPS seek hit-and-run driver, reward offered

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Released by Texas Department of Public Safety:

The reward for information leading to the driver in a hit-and-run crash on July 10 that killed a 20-year-old Kaufman man has been increased to $2,500.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office is offering $1,000 and A Box Paper Company is offering $1,500 in reward money for information that leads to the driver of the vehicle.

Brandon Pate Simmons was walking on FM 429 about 5 a.m. on July 10 when he was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle that left the scene. Simmons was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans when he was hit by an unknown vehicle.

"We know that someone out there has information about how this happened, and we need to talk with them," said Highway Patrol Sgt. Brandon Negri.

Anyone with information about the wreck, the location of the vehicle or who might have been driving it is urged to call DPS investigators at the DPS office in Terrell at 972-551-6040.