New Details Released in Connection With Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Martin County

Michael Dickson
Michael Dickson

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - New information has been released in connection with a fatal hit and run accident that happened on Saturday morning in Martin County.

The driver who fled the scene has been arrested.

Martin County Sheriff John Woodward tells NewsWest 9, Michael Dickson was arrested on Sunday morning.

He's charged with failure to stop and render aid.

The wreck happened Saturday morning on West Interstate 20 near mile marker 158.

37-year-old Gabriel Sanchez was killed after he was struck on his motorcycle by a suburban and then a Mustang.

The driver of the Mustang stopped but the suburban didn't.

Officials found the suburban in Stanton which led them to Dickson.

Sheriff Woodward says Dickson's story wasn't adding up and he eventually admitted to being involved.

We're told distracted driving may have been a cause of the accident.