Shallowater man sentenced to 60 years in deadly 2020 hit-and-run
Published: May. 8, 2023 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: May. 8, 2023 at 2:06 PM CDT
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Shallowater man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week has been sentenced by Judge Trey McClendon to 60 years in prison.
Benjamin Mitchell failed to stop and render aid in a hit-and-run crash that killed two people in Sept. 2020.
According to investigators, Mitchell struck a motorcycle from behind near 46th and Ave. Q. Both riders of the motorcycle, 40-year-old Anthony Childers and 31-year-old Barbara Matthews of Hobbs, New Mexico, died at the scene.
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Mitchell left the scene and the vehicle was later found abandoned shortly after the crash.
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