Accident in Moss Hill

LIBERTY, February 26, 2012 - It was around 2:55 AM on Sunday that a major accident occurred on CR 2107 just off SH 105 West a short distance from the intersection in Moss Hill.

According to Trooper Nate Godfrey of the Department of Public Safety who investigated the early morning accident a pickup traveling east on CR 2107 was struck in the rear by a Dodge Durango SUV.

The driver of the SUV was identified by witnesses as Samantha Autumn McDonald age 17 of Cleveland. According to witnesses McDonald fled the scene of the accident.

A passenger in her vehicle identified as Jimmy Wayne Murray age 29 of Cleveland was taken into custody at the scene, charged with Public Intoxication and transported to the Liberty County Jail.

The driver of the pickup identified as Kirk Fontenot age 44 of Cleveland and his son, who was a passenger in the vehicle were transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center by Liberty County EMS ambulance. According to witnesses at the scene Fontenot had suffered a head injury.

According to Trooper Godfrey a warrant will be issued for the arrest of Samantha McDonald for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Additionally she will receive a citation for Failed to Control Speed.

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