By BOBBY HORN JR.
WEST LIBERTY COUNTYCharges are pending against a driver who was involved in a roll-over accident on Oct. 20 which took the life of a Huffman woman.
According to Trooper John Hutzler, with the Texas Highway Patrol office in Liberty Travis Kyle Coble was driving a 2007 Chevy pickup on CR 615 west of Dayton just after 1 a.m.when the he lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
Hutzler said that the truck appears to be traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the road on the left side. When it his hit the softer ground it turned over, rolling several times.
Coble and passenger Lacy Sharee McNight, 18, of Huffman were ejected from the vehicle. The evidence, he added, show that neither were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Memorial-Hermann Hospitals Life Flight air ambulance transported Coble to Houston for non-life threatening injuries.
McNight was pronounced dead on arrival.
Hutzler said that alcohol could have bee a contributing factor in the accident. He noted that the odor of alcohol was present on Coble. Coble also admitted that the pair had been at a party where they had drunk alcoholic beverages prior to the accident.
Investigators are awaiting the results a mandatory blood sample that would tell them if Coble had been legally intoxicated at the time of the accident. If the test reveals that Coble was intoxicated then the DPS has the option of filing intoxicated manslaughter charges.
Liberty County District Attorney Mike Little, on Oct. 22, said that his office had not seen the results of the test. He noted that if the blood sample had to been to the DPS crime lab for analysis it could be a couple of weeks before the results would be available.
By BOBBY HORN JR.