A Burkburnett man is charged in connection with a fatal accident in which authorities said he left the scene and covered up damage to his vehicle.

Steven Ray Douglas, 57, has one count of being in an accident involving injury or death. His bond was set at $5,000.

DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing said the Explorer rolled over and Wichita Falls woman Lorri Garst, 53, was ejected from the vehicle. 

Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the DPS said a vehicle collided with a 2003 Ford Explorer on north Central Freeway near Bacon Switch Road. 

Clinics of North Texas LVN Ashley Ward said when she arrived on scene before rescuers arrived, two women were trying to pull the victim from the southbound lanes and out of traffic.

Ward said by that time there was nothing that could be done for the victim. She said the other car involved drove across the median and then sped away.

According to the affidavit filed Friday, Douglas kept going north after the collision, took the east road exit and pulled onto the shoulder and stopped.

Authorities said a witness to the crash stopped there and told Douglas he had seen the accident. Then, they said Douglas got back in his vehicle and drove back by the accident but did not stop. 

Instead, the affidavit states Douglas drove to his home in Burkburnett on East College, parked, and covered the damage to the vehicle with a piece of carpet and went inside.

A DPS trooper said he located the vehicle matching the description of witnesses about 9:15 p.m. and while he was looking at the vehicle, Douglas came out.

The trooper said Douglas admitted he had been in the accident and did not stop to check on the victim.

After medical clearance from the hospital, Douglas was placed under arrest.

Douglas has a lengthy criminal record in Wichita County.