Passenger killed in September crash involving stolen vehicle identified


The Texarkana Texas Police Department has identified Eva Hubbard, 30, of Texarkana Texas as the passenger in a stolen vehicle involved in a crash on South Lake Drive in September.

Hubbard and the vehicle’s driver, Billy Morehead, died in the crash. Investigators were forced to rely on DNA to identify Hubbard.

According to TTPD, at approximately 9:10 p.m. on September 20th, patrol officers responded to a report of a major vehicle accident on South Lake Drive at the Waggoner Creek Bridge, which is located just south of Caddo Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 1992 Buick LaSabre fully engulfed in flames with two bodies inside the vehicle.

Authorities say the vehicle had been stolen minutes before from the Rock House Liquor Store (400 block of North Stateline) in Texarkana, Arkansas.

According to witnesses of the crash, the vehicle was travelling south on Lake Drive at a very high rate of speed when it failed to negotiate the curve.

Investigators believe the vehicle to have been travelling 90-100 miles per hour at the time of the crash. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle struck the concrete bridge abutment and went airborne for approximately thirty feet before striking a tree.

It then came to rest on its side in the creek bed of Waggoner Creek and immediately burst into flames. Investigators believe that both occupants were likely killed on impact.

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