Two people were seriously injured in a hit and run Friday night on US 287. Texas DPS Media Communications officer Dan Buesing says the victims were on the side of the road with a flat tire on a pickup truck. One individual was changing the tire and the second individual was inside the truck. A red 18 wheeler struck the victims and fled the scene.

DPS found the truck in the parking lot of the Walmart in Bowie. 26-year-old Florichel Paladiy was arrested in connection with the hit and run. He was transported to the Clay County Jail. As of Sunday morning, Paladiy had posted bond.

The names and exact conditions of the victims has not been released.

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