Family of Abilene man killed in Forney hit-and-run seeks answers
ABILENE, Texas - The family of an Abilene man killed in a hit-and-run spoke out for the first time Wednesday. Meanwhile, the search continues for the driver who killed Roy Flores on Saturday, near Forney, Texas.
The accident happened off of Highway 80, near FM 548, just down the road from the UPS office Flores was headed to. According to the family, he was going to swap out his 18-wheeler for his vehicle to head home for the night.
Police believe he pulled over after feeling nauseous and that he was struck when he got out of his truck.
"My grandma said he came home every time around 3:30 and 4:00 a.m., walked through the door. They didn't get that walk through the door that night," said Flores' niece, April Arias.
Instead, a UPS supervisor and police officer arrived with the news that Roy was dead.
Flores had been working for UPS for 29 years. He told his family he would retire at the 30-year mark.
"I always said, 'Well, what are you going to do with your life?' and he's like, 'What do you mean? I'm going to be here with y'all. I'm going to be here with your kids. I'm going to take them to school, that's what I'm going to do with my life,'" Arias said.
Flores had lived in Abilene his whole life. His family describes him as someone you could never be sad around.
"He didn't have a negative bone in his body," said Flores' niece, Mercedes Flores.
The family says they are devastated that someone could "just leave him there, lifeless, not helping him," Mercedes said.
They are asking that the driver responsible, come forward.
"You can just go to the police, explain what happened that night. We need closure. We can't accept why you did this but we can forgive," April said.