A Burkburnett man is killed this morning after authorities say he allegedly carjacked a woman’s car after she stopped to check on him after wrecking another vehicle.
Burkburnett Police Lt. Lahoma Vaughn says the accident happened around 8:15 am just south of Burkburnett. 23 year old Delandra Pate was driving south on I-44 toward Wichita Falls when she says she spotted a vehicle in her rearview mirror driving erratically on the highway. The vehicle flew off the highway before coming to rest near the service road. Pate says she got off the the highway and drove up to the vehicle where she found 44-year-old Kyle Huston sitting in the vehicle. She asked if he was okay and began to help him out of the vehicle. That's when he headed toward her vehicle. Pate says she thought he would want to sit down so she tried to get him to have a seat on her back seat. She says that's when Huston hit her and got into the front seat. While he was trying to get the car into gear, Pate says she was trying to get her purse out of the back and just got out of the car before Huston put the car into gear and drove off.
Police say he took off heading north on the southbound service road at a high rate of speed before leaving the roadway and rolling the vehicle onto the median.
Police say Huston, who was employed as a master control operator at KFDX, was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at United Regional. His body will be sent to Tarrant county for autopsy.
The incident remains under investigation.
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