SAN ANTONIO -

San Antonio police believe they have located the truck involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 9-year-old girl.

The truck was located early Friday morning behind a house in the 100 block of Fay Avenue on the South Side.

Police expect to issue an arrest warrant Friday.

"I would certainly urge this person to give himself up as soon as possible. Every moment that he's on the run is just complicating his case that much more," said San Antonio police Sgt. Javier Salazar.

The accident occurred Wednesday morning in the 11000 block of Braesview as Tatyana Babineaux was walking to Larkspur Elementary School.

Police said the driver of a truck struck Babineaux as she was crossing the street and drove away from the scene. Babineaux died at the hospital later in the day. Witnesses gave SAPD investigators a description of the truck and police issued an alert for a newer model pewter-colored Chevrolet Colorado with damage to the front end.

Someone tipped off an SAPD South Patrol officer that the truck might be at the house on Fay.

"That officer took some initiative, called for (the San Antonio Police Department's) Eagle (helicopter). Eagle flew over the location and we were able to determine the suspect vehicle, or a vehicle looking like the suspect vehicle, was in the backyard," said Salazar.

The truck had damage that matched the front-end damage described from the scene of the crash, police said.

SAPD investigators said the residents of the home claim they had nothing to do with the accident. The truck's license plate is registered to an apartment on Larkspur, near the scene of the crash.

According to the SAPD Facebook page, detectives were talking with persons of interest, but no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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