Barbara Lois Jones Killed in Alleged Hit-and-run Accident on Hill Street in Lufkin, TX
UPDATE (November 17, 2023): Further statements from authorities say the victim, identified as 74-year-old Barbara Lois Jones, died on August 3, 2023. Additional details about the alleged runaway driver are unavailable right now.
Lufkin, TX — July 13, 2023, one person sustained injuries as the result of an alleged hit-and-run accident late Thursday along Hill Street.
According to officials with the Lufkin Police Department, the incident happened as a car was in a turn lane at an intersection along Hill Street. While there, authorities believe that an SUV trying to avoid hitting another vehicle slammed into the back of the car.
Due to this incident, a woman in the car was taken to a hospital with a leg injury. That person had not been publicly identified at this time. The driver of the SUV alleged ran from the scene of the accident on foot, but authorities later arrested that driver. While reports discuss the driver's prior record of DUI arrests, it's unclear what charges, if any, are pending at this time.