Shallowater man indicted on manslaughter charge for deadly motorcycle hit-and-run

Shallowater man indicted on manslaughter charge for deadly motorcycle hit-and-run
Benjamin Mitchell has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter. (Source: Lubbock Police Department)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Benjamin Mitchell, 29, of Shallowater has been indicted and charged with manslaughter.

According to police, on Sept. 15, 2020, Mitchell failed to stop and render aid in a fatal hit-and-run crash causing the death of two people.

On Sept. 15, 2020, around 10:15 p.m. a motorcycle was traveling southbound within the 4600 block of Avenue Q with a Buick Lacrosse, driven by Mitchell, traveling behind it. The Buick struck the motorcycle from behind and then left the scene.

The police report indicates Mitchell was traveling 106 miles per hour just before the crash.

The vehicle was found abandoned shortly after the crash.

Both riders of the motorcycle, 40-year-old Anthony Childers and 31-year-old Barbara Matthews of Hobbs, New Mexico, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Benjamin Mitchell is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

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