WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - Two people remain in serious condition Saturday following a hit and run accident Friday night. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on southbound Highway 287 between Wichita Falls and Jolly, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.
An 18 wheeler struck a person on the side of the road that was changing a flat tire on his pickup. There was also a person inside the pickup at the time of the crash who was also injured.
After hitting the victims, the 18 wheeler fled the scene. DPS located the vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Bowie.
Officials arrested 26-year-old Florichel Paladiy from Oregon, he was booked into the Clay County Jail early Saturday morning, according to DPS. Paladiy was booked on two counts of accident causing serious bodily injury, he has since bonded out of jail.