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Truck runs off the road and hits multiple brand new vehicles

Released by the Gladewater Police Department:

Gladewater Accident March 3, 2012.

In the early evening hours of 03/03/2012, Officer's from Gladewater PD were dispatched to McKaig Chevrolet, in reference to an accident.  Officers, as well as Gladewater EMS and Fire, arrived on scene, and officers observed a silver 2012 Dodge pickup with two occupants.  The driver was identified as Trent Sasser and the passenger, was identified as Lauren Phillips.  

During the course of the investigation it was determined Sasser was driving in the 600 block of South Loop 485 when he struck a gold, 2012 Toyota Camary, driven by Zuleyma Ventura.  Sasser drove away at a very high rate of speed before losing control of his vehicle and leaving the roadway.  After leaving the roadway Sasser's vehicle traveled 265 feet before striking a fence at the Memorial Baptist Church and  driving into the new vehicle inventory at McKaig Chevrolet.  At least seven new inventory pickups were heavily damaged as a result.

Sasser and Phillips were soon taken to Good Sheppard Hospital in Longview with undetermined injuries.

At this time there is no estimate on the total amount of damages to the new inventory pickups and other property.

The investigation in currently on-going.  There is evidence of alcohol and drug use.  Current charges pending against Sasser will include Intoxication Assault and fleeing the scene of an accident.

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