Patrick Woods Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Hwy 213 in Chaparral

Patrick Woods Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Hwy 213 in Chaparral

Patrick Woods Arrested in Fatal Chaparral Hit-and-Run on Highway 213

Chaparral, Texas (January 25, 2023) – A man has been arrested in connection to the hit-and-run that left two people dead in Chaparral, according to the authorities.

Patrick Woods was arrested and has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle (reckless driving), one count of resisting, evading, and obstructing an officer (refusal to stop), open container, and failure to give immediate notice of an accident.

The crash happened on January 17, on Highway 213.

Authorities said Woods was driving a Jeep recklessly along the highway when he lost control, crossed the centerline onto oncoming traffic, collided head-on with a car, and then hit a second car.

Woods left the scene on foot. He was located several hours later in a ditch with the help of a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter.

Two people in the first car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Several containers of alcohol were reportedly found in Woods’ Jeep.

An investigation is underway.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

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