Lubbock man struck by vehicle, killed in Abilene early Saturday; driver arrested

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Nicholas Mills
(Photo from the Taylor County Jail)

ABILENE, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the Abilene Police Department:

On May 1, 2021 at approximately 1:45 AM, Abilene Police officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian along Winters Fwy. A driver called into dispatch stating he believed he had struck a person with his vehicle. Patrol responded to the location and discovered a male subject deceased near Southwest Drive and the southbound side of the Winters Fwy. near the

The driver had made the phone call to dispatch while en route to a home located in the Lytle South area. Officers were later able to make contact with him. Next of kin has been notified and the deceased is identified as 24-year-old Mark Burrow of Lubbock TX. The driver of a 2010 Chevy Cobalt who struck the pedestrian, 30-year-old Nicholas Mills of Abilene, was arrested and charged with
Second Degree Felony Intoxicated Manslaughter and Second Degree Felony Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

This investigation continues.

(News release from the Abilene Police Department)

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