(TX)(12-10-2022) Tow Operator Struck & Killed in Hit/Run Crash

GOLDTHWAITE - The Texas Department of Public Safety has arrested the driver of the Toyota Tundra involved in the hit-and-run death of Patrick Morin, 61.

Kerry Coats “KC” Kavanaugh, 38, has been charged with failure to stop and render aid (resulting in death) and is being held at the Mills County Jail. Police have recovered a 2014 Toyota Tundra that was allegedly involved in the crash.

Troopers responded to the crash at 6:09 p.m. Dec. 10 on US 183 near Goldthwaite where the Morin was loading and securing a vehicle onto his tow truck. According to authorities, an unknown pickup truck failed to move over or slow down and struck the victim causing the truck to sustain damage and he failed to stop and render aid.

Morin was pronounced dead on the scene by Justice of the Peace, Kim Avants. Next of kin notification has been made.

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