Unsolved hit and run haunts Lubbock family

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Alejandro Hernandez’s family continues to look for answers more than a year after he was killed in a hit-and-run crash in March 2017. He was hit by a car in the intersection of 4th Street and Slide Road, but Lubbock Police never found the person responsible. 

“Even though this was however long ago, over a year now, it still feels like yesterday to me and my family,” said Genesis Hernandez, Alejandro Hernandez’s wife, “He wasn’t just forgotten. I feel stuck. I feel stuck like I’m reliving that day everyday.”

To this day, she still wants justice for her husband.

“They hit him, ran him over and left him in the middle of Slide,” Genesis said. The driver of the car took off, leaving the Hernandez family with only questions. 

“They might be free and not be held accountable, but I’m not going to let it go. I’m not going to give up and I refuse to believe that it’s going to be a cold case,” said Genesis.

“I just want justice for my brother,” said Adam Hernandez, Alejandro’s brother.

Lubbock Police said they have little information about the driver and no surveillance video.

They believe the car was possibly a 2011-2014 Dodge Durango, Dodge Dakota or a Jeep (non-Wrangler) model.

The vehicle would have had damage to the chrome driver’s side mirror cover and the driver’s side headlight.

Other vehicle makes and models could share this specific type of side view mirror. It’s possible the driver had the damage repaired after the accident.

The Hernandez family said that won’t stop them from trying to keep Alejandro’s name alive. 

“The only thing holding me together is God because I’ve lost everything, but like I said, I’m not going to give up though. Even with the odds not in my favor, it’s not going to stop me until I’m dead,” Genesis said.

If you have information that could help lead to an arrest, call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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