Man dead, driver arrested in hit-and-run

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man was killed after a car hit him and then drove away.

William J. Jones, 45, died Monday in an East Texas hospital. The hit-and-run happened on the 1300 block of East Marshall Avenue in Longview around midnight on Friday.

Anna Catherine Shore was arrested for failing to stop at an accident.

There are several bars and nightclubs along the stretch of the highway where the crash took place. Witnesses say the victim was leaving a parking lot and attempting to cross the street to go to the bar on the other side of the road when he was struck by a white Geo Tracker.

They say the driver of the car sped off without stopping.

Authorities located that vehicle on south Eastman Road and say the driver was Anna Catherine Shore, 22, of Longview. Officers found evidence that the car had been involved in the hit-and-run accident.

Shore was arrested for failing to stop at an accident, which is a third degree felony, and driving with a suspended license.

"She was probably running 45-50 when she hit him," said witness Kyle Waller, owner of TaTa's Bikini Bar. "So it done some damage. He went over the top of the vehicle and he rolled out into the median."

Authorities say the suspect may have been intoxicated. A sample of her blood has been sent in to be analyzed and she could face additional charges.

Right now, Shore is still in the Gregg County Jail. She has had a history of trouble with the law. Last year, she was charged with possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia. In 2007, she was charged with theft by check.

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