Killeen: Police find vehicle involved in hit-and-run that left man dead

Police released surveillance video on Dec. 23 of the SUV involved in a hit-and-run that left a 53-year-old man dead. (Killeen Police Dept.)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Tips from residents led investigators to an SUV involved in a hit-and-run that left a local man dead, police said Thursday.

The Chevrolet Tahoe “along with the operator of the vehicle,” was found on New Year’s Day at a home in Killeen, police spokeswoman Ofela Miramontez said Thursday.

“The case is being forwarded to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office for review,” she said.

Michael Dean Cook, 53, was struck by an eastbound Tahoe at around 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 21 as he was crossing the street in the 1000 block of Jasper Road.

The driver of the Tahoe did not stop.

Officers found Cook lying in the road when they arrived.

He was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m. Dec. 21.

On Dec. 23, police released surveillance video of the SUV.