Family of Big Spring Man Killed in Hit-And-Run Seeks Justice

Family of Big Spring Man Killed in Hit-And-Run Seeks Justice

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - A Big Spring family is crying out for justice for their loved one.

47-year-old Tiodoro "Ted" Diaz was struck and killed last month walking across the street to a bar.

So far, no suspects have been identified and police are still pushing leads.

It happened back on June 7 shortly after 1 a.m., Ted Diaz was crossing 4th Street to get to The Bar. That's when he was struck by a car and the suspects drove off.

A memorial for Ted sits on the side of the road where it all happened.

"Our house is empty without him here. It's too quiet. It's not the same," said Ted's sister, Lisa Perez.

To Ted's family, he was known as a family man. A Dallas Cowboys lover, that was a friend to everyone.

"It's just very hard for me because I don't understand why this happened to him," said Ted's mother, Maria Diaz.

Maria remembered her last conversation with him before he headed to The Bar early that Sunday morning.

"He came and he asked me for five dollars. I said, 'Mijo, I don't have any. You know we just paid the rent, paid the bills,' and the last word I heard from him, 'That's OK, mom. I got it,' and he left," said Diaz.

Five to ten minutes later, a stranger came knocking. They found out their loved one was gone.

"He always took care of me and my mom. Always. He would always tell me, 'Sister, no matter what, if nobody had you, I got you. I'm gonna take care of you. It was always, 'Oh, this girl or that girl,' or 'I danced and these people got mad because they couldn't beat me,' things like that," said Perez.

Police say they are still pursuing leads like who was driving the silver car the morning of June 7 off West 4th Street.

"I need peace. [Ted] needs peace. His daughter needs peace. His brothers and sisters need peace. I'll tell you one thing. I will not rest until I get justice," said Diaz.

If you have any information on this case, you can use the app TipSoft or you can call Crime Stoppers at 263-TIPS.