Suspect arrested after two critically hurt in overnight hit-and-run in Temple

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TEMPLE, Texas- Temple Police report responding to an accident late Wednesday night on the ramp for Exit 304 on northbound Interstate 35.

Just before midnight on August 12, an adult man and woman were outside of their vehicle on the side of the ramp to change a flat tire when they were struck by another vehicle.

The two victims were transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene but was located by officers nearby.

He demonstrated signs of intoxication and was taken into custody.

The suspect involved in Wednesday night’s crash has been identified as 36-year-old Billy Ray Polk.

Polk was arrested and charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle.

Both victims are currently in stable condition.

This is an active investigation.

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