Trial date set for Longview woman charged with criminally negligent homicide

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A trial date has been set for a woman involved in a car wreck that killed one.

Ellen Hicks, is indicted on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.

In 2015, Hicks was involved in a wreck near Longview that killed Amy Qualls, 42 of Avinger.

According to a preliminary DPS investigation, Qualls was traveling southbound on County Road 1466/Tryon Road in a 2011 Nissan Altima. A second vehicle, a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Ellen Hicks, was traveling north on the highway when she was distracted by the family dog and crossed over into oncoming traffic. The vehicles collided head-on.

Hicks trial date is set for July 16, 2018 at 9 a.m.

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