Friday, 02 May 2014 21:36

Car at Texas Body Shop Leads Police To Hit-And-Run Driver

A man who hit and killed a former University of Texas track athlete on North MoPac in early March 2014, turned himself in a week after the crash.

According to court documents, Joseph Cantu, 34, admitted to authorities that he was the driver who struck Philip Wood, 23, around 2:00 a.m. on March 2, 2014, in Austin, TX. Witnesses said Wood was walking across the freeway when he was struck. Even though Cantu didn’t stop when the crash happened, parts of his vehicle were discovered at the scene. Detectives were able to trace a Chevrolet Malibu back to him when he dropped it off to be repaired at Austin Body Works. The car pieces left at the scene matched the missing pieces of the Malibu at the auto body shop. Austin police said Cantu turned himself in on March 10, 2014. Cantu is charged with failure to stop and render aid.

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