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Police search for man who abandoned son at scene of crash that killed three men changing tire

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 11:00:16-04

DALLAS — Dallas police are searching for a man accused of fatally hitting a group of people who were changing a tire on Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

Police believe 32-year-old Jesus Chavarria-Vasquez was driving a pickup truck on March 10 at 3:30 a.m. when he hit three men who were changing a tire on the side of the freeway.

The men were traveling in an SUV with two other people when the vehicle got a flat tire. The SUV was pulled over out of the mainlanes and had emergency flashers on when it was hit.

The three men, Hieu Minh Doan, 22, David Nguyen, 23, and Christopher Pham, 23, were pronounced dead at the scene. One passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The fifth passenger was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Chavarria-Vasquez left the scene of the accident, abandoning his injured 12-year-old son.

The boy’s mother, who is the ex-wife of Chavarria-Vasquez, was called out to the scene.

Chavarria-Vasquez also has a 2008 Cadillac with a Texas license plate of JZS0584 and may be driving a white work van.

If you have any information on this crash or the suspect, contact Dallas Police Detective Jackson at 214-671-0009.