DPS: Woman involved in crash that injured Lufkin officer turns herself in

DPS: Woman involved in crash that injured Lufkin officer turns herself in
Nakeshia Samuels turned herself in to police.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Department of Public Safety said a woman who was involved in a crash that injured a Lufkin police officer has turned herself in.

According to DPS, on May 4, Nakishia Samuel, 40, of Lufkin, was involved in a motor vehicle crash on Business US 59 in Angelina County that injured Lufkin Police Officer Seth Thompson.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Thompson was investigating a crash when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Samuel. Officer Thompson was transported by medical helicopter to UT Tyler for treatment.

DPS said based on the investigation conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, Samuel was charged with possession of a dangerous drug (Class A misdemeanor), possession of a controlled substance-schedule 3 (Class A misdemeanor) and driving while license invalid-intoxication (Class B misdemeanor).

Earlier this afternoon, Samuel turned herself into law enforcement. Samuel was processed and booked into the Angelina County jail on all three charges.

This remains an active case and the Angelina County District Attorneys’ Office will receive a full investigative report when the investigation is completed.

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