Suspect in deadly Midland hit-and-run turns himself in

Brandon Chandler. (Photo: Midland County Sheriff's Office)

MIDLAND -- Police have made an arrest in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist dead in August.

According to the Midland Police Department, their detectives obtained a warrant for Brandon Chandler who turned himself in on Tuesday.

A mugshot for Chandler was not immediately available.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Midland police are now searching for a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash overnight.

According to the Midland Police Department, officers are looking for a Lincoln Mark LT Pickup with damage to the rear right panel.

Anyone with information is asked to call (432) 694-TIPS or (432) 685-7110 and reference case # 180810002.

At 1:10 a.m. Friday morning officers responded to the 12600 block of Highway 191 for a call of an accident with injuries.

When police arrived at the scene they found that a motorcyclist, identified as 46-year-old Efrain Munguia, had passed away from his injures.

An investigation of the crash revealed that a black newer model Ford F-150 or Lincoln Mark LT pickup was traveling east in the westbound lanes when it drove into the median and stopped while facing south in the eastbound lanes.

A Harley Davidson driven by Munguia was traveling east in the eastbound lanes when it hit the right rear quarter panel of the truck.

The truck was last seen driving away eastbound on Highway 191 and taking the FM 1788 exit.

The driver is described as a heavy-set male, approximately 5'11 wearing jeans and a brightly-colored shirt.