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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Update - Fatal Hit and Run

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Michael Joe King.

The Texas Transportation Code reads:

TC 550.021 Accident involving personal injury or death (a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that results or is reasonably likely to result in injury to or death of a person shall: 
(1) immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the scene as possible; 
(2) immediately return to the scene of the accident if the vehicle is not stopped at the scene of the accident; 
(3) immediately determine whether a person is involved in the accident, and if a person is involved in the accident, whether that person requires aid; and 
(4) remain at the scene of the accident until the operator complies with the requirements of Section 550.023. (b) An operator of a vehicle required to stop the vehicle by Subsection (a) shall do so without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. (c) A person commits an offense if the person does not stop or does not comply with the requirements of this section. An offense under this section: (1) involving an accident resulting in: (A) death of a person is a felony of the second degree; or (B) serious bodily injury, as defined by Section 1.07, Penal Code, to a person is a felony of the third degree; and (2) involving an accident resulting in injury to which Subdivision (1) does not apply is punishable by: (A) imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year; (B) a fine not to exceed $5,000; or (C) both the fine and the imprisonment or confinement
 
The investigation continues.

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