Texas Reporter Charged in Hit and Run

A Lubbock Reporter is being charged after cops say she hit a pedestrian in a station vehicle and left the scene. 

A Lubbock TV reporter is accused of leaving a pedestrian seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash involving a station-owned vehicle Thursday evening in South Lubbock.

KCBD Reporter Patricia Villacin was released from the Lubbock County Detention Center on Friday afternoon on $5,000 bond after police say a witness saw a KCBD news vehicle hit a pedestrian about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a crosswalk.

“We’re fully cooperating with authorities and waiting for them to gather the facts,” KCBD GM Dan Jackson said.

Cops say that the news car, driven by Villacin struck 24-year-old Taylor Hammond, “running over his leg.” Hammond’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Villacin is charged with a third-degree felony count of failure to stop and render aid.

Mendoza said a witness followed the vehicle and took down its license plate number.

Police located the vehicle at the station. Investigators took photos of the vehicle but left the SUV with the station.

Villacin's bio is still listed on the station's website. 

H/T Lubbock Online