More charges anticipated in fatal collision on Holliday Road, Kell West

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — According to Wichita Falls Police, they are anticipating additional charges on a man involved in a fatal two-vehicle wreck on Friday evening, March 15.

Investigating officers said they believe alcohol was a factor in the wreck at the intersection of Kell West and Holliday Road that killed 39-year-old Edgar Alarcon of Wichita Falls. Alarcon was not breathing, had no pulse at the scene and was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at the hospital.

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The driver of another pickup, Dakota Phillips, 20, was also taken to the hospital and later booked into jail and released on a charge of DWI.

Alarcon's truck rolled several times after being struck on the front driver's side, and from the amount of damage, police said they believe Phillips was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Officers said they could not perform field sobriety tests on Phillips because of his condition and because he kept falling in and out of sleep. An officer said that when Phillips was placed on a stretcher, the officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage from his body.

They said they were able to get information from him that he was on his way home from his girlfriend's house, and he told EMTs he had consumed two shots and one beer before driving. An officer said a bottle of beer was located on the passenger side of Phillip's truck.

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The arrest affidavit stated the officer believed Phillips was driving while impaired by alcohol.

In a separate arrest by police on the scene, Joseph Miller of Wichita Falls was stopped and charged with DWI after police said he drove through an active crime scene.

Mugshot of Joseph Miller. Courtesy: Wichita County Jail

Officers said Miller drove through the caution tape and told them he had just left P2 and had had one glass of alcoholic beverage. Police said there were open containers of alcohol in his truck.

Miller agreed to perform a field sobriety test, and the officer said he observed nine clues of intoxication.

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