A Texarkana, Texas, woman accused of failing to stop after hitting a man who was checking his mailbox near a Bowie County roadway was booked into jail last week after turning herself in to authorities.
Angela Dawn Cox, 18, turned herself in June 13 to officials at the Bi-State Justice Center. Cox is accused of striking a homeowner collecting his mail May 9 in the 2500 block of Farm to Market Road 559, according to a probable cause affidavit. The man’s injuries led to the loss of a leg. The injured man’s mailbox is about four feet from the road’s fog line. The driver is believed to have left the roadway on the east side when the man and his mailbox were struck and continued to drive northbound without stopping or returning to the scene. Evidence collected at the crash site led officers to believe the vehicle involved was a Ford.
The Ford F-150 suspected of being involved in the hit-and-run was discovered by investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety in a local auto body repair shop the following day. The owner of the truck, Cox’s mother, was interviewed and it was learned that Cox was driving the truck when the accident occurred. Cox allegedly admitted to having hit the mail box but denied being aware that she had injured a pedestrian.
Cox has been charged with failure to stop and render aid resulting in serious bodily injury. The third degree felony is punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Cox was released on a $15,000 bond following her arrest.