Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run

Matthew Phillip Zamazal
Matthew Phillip Zamazal

MIDLAND - Midland Police have arrested the driver of a vehicle who allegedly caused a fatal accident. It happened Sunday evening around 8:40 on Thomason Drive in Midland.

Police say 49-year-old Vickie Ann Rodriguez was traveling south on Thomason and turning east on to Wall Street when she as struck by a truck.

The truck was traveling westbound on Wall Street when the driver went through a red light and struck Rodriguez's car. Rodriguez was driving a 2002 grey Chevy Malibu. The pickup then left the scene of the accident.

Rodriguez was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where she later died.

Midland Police say they arrested 21-year-old Matthew Phillip Zamazal of Midland late Monday night after he turned himself in at the Midland Police Department. He has been charged with Manslaughter and Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

The vehicle involved in the accident, a tan 2001 Ford F250 pickup, belonging to Zamazal, was located at his southwest residence and impounded as evidence.

A female passenger, in the truck at the time of the accident, also turned herself into police. She was quested and released. No charges are pending against her at this time.