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Texas Authorities Arrest Hit-and-Run Suspect

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Police have arrested 21-year-old Connor Dylan Caldwell in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a 38-year-old man in Burleson on Tuesday.

Details of the Burleson Hit-and-Run

According to the Burleson Star, Clayton Stoke was fatally injured after he was struck by a pickup as he rode his motorcycle on East Renfro Street.

Authorities responded to a call concerning Stoke’s body just before 11:00 pm – Stokes was found unresponsive in a ditch next to the road. Officers are unsure how long Stokes was alive following the accident.

Detectives used debris from the scene to determine the make and model of the truck, identifying it as a gray metallic 2001-2014 Ford F-150. Within 24 hours of identifying the type of vehicle, authorities had obtained a warrant for Caldwell’s arrest.

Caldwell was taken into custody Wednesday and is being held on a $15,000 bond. He has been charged with an accident involving death and faces up to 20 years in prison.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,337 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013.
  • Motorcyclists accounted for 495 of those deaths.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.
  • TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes and one person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.


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