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Man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed Texas woman

The victim was with friends when they got out of a rideshare on Interstate 25 in Thornton early on New Year's Day.

THORNTON, Colo. — A man accused of fatally striking a Texas woman who was in Colorado visiting over the New Year holiday was formally charged this month in connection with the crash on Interstate 25.

Prosecutors announced Jan. 17 that Adam Wooley, 33, is charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident related to the Jan. 1 on the highway.

The victim, identified as a 22-year-old Texas woman, was hit by two vehicles on northbound I-25 north of 144th Avenue around 12:30 a.m. that morning, according to Thornton Police. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene, but the first driver, identified as Adam Wooley, did not, police said.

>The video above is prior coverage about the hit-and-run crash

Wooley, who was in a truck, sideswiped the woman as she walked onto the roadway but did not stop, according to police. The second driver then struck her as she was lying in the road.

According to the arrest affidavit, the woman and two friends were in a rideshare headed back to a weekend home rental in Frederick. All three had been drinking, and while on I-25, the woman who was hit became sick and vomited into the front passenger seat, the affidavit says.

At that point, he rideshare driver pulled over. According to the affidavit, the woman became upset, got out of the vehicle and walked east toward an open field. Her friends paid the driver and then followed her.

All three of them then began walking north parallel to the highway, but at one point, the woman moved west and walked onto the highway where she was struck by Wooley's truck and fell down, the affidavit says.

Her friends attempted to stop traffic so that she would not be hit again but were unsuccessful, the document says.

Investigators recovered items at the scene indicating that the first vehicle that struck the woman was a Dodge Ram pickup truck. After putting out that information, Wooley contacted the police.

He's due in court Feb. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

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