According to an arrest affidavit filed by Thornton Police, the driver who was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Interstate 25 early on the morning of New Year’s Day in Thornton told police that he did not realize he had hit a person until he saw a report on the news and realized that his vehicle was damaged. Jessica Puckett, who is 22 years old and is from the state of Texas, is named as the victim in the court filings. At around 12:30 a.m. on January 1, she was struck by two automobiles while traveling northbound on Interstate 25 at 144th Avenue.
According to the Thornton Police Department, the driver of the second car remained at the scene, however, the driver of the first vehicle, who has been identified as Adam Wooley, did not. According to the police, Wooley, who was driving a truck at the time, sideswiped Puckett as she was walking onto the roadway, but he did not stop after the collision. The second motorist hit her as she was laying on the road after the initial collision. The complaint for Puckett’s arrest states that he and two other companions were riding together in a ridesharing vehicle on their way back to a weekend house rental in Frederick.
According to the affidavit, all three individuals had been drinking, and as the vehicle was traveling on Interstate 25, Puckett fell ill and vomited onto the front passenger seat. According to the affidavit, the driver for the ridesharing service stopped at that moment. The paper states that Puckett grew furious, got out of the truck, and started walking east into an open field. After paying the driver, her pals followed her out the door. According to the affidavit, the three of them then started walking north parallel to the highway. However, at one point, Puckett turned west and stepped onto the highway, where she was struck by Wooley’s truck and fell down.
According to the paper, her companions made an unsuccessful attempt to halt traffic so that she would not be hit again, but their goal was to protect her from further injury. The driver of the second car that struck Puckett stated that his attention was pulled to a woman waving on the side of the road immediately prior to him hitting anything, which he originally believed could have been debris. Puckett was one of the victims of this accident. When detectives arrived at the site, they discovered evidence that indicated another car had also struck Puckett. That comprised: