SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A six-year-old Center girl was the sixth victim over the weekend of fatality wrecks. She was the fourth not to wear a seatbelt.
Her father, Adan Martinez Jaimes, 48, was the driver. He is listed in stable condition with a head injury at a Longview hospital.
According to the DPS report, Jaimes was driving a 1998 Mercury Sable northbound on State Highway 87, 1.1 miles south of Loop 500, at 2 p.m. Sunday when he left the roadway and overturned.
The child, Selena Smith, died at Shelby Regional Medical Center at 2:55 p.m.
Cpl. Jimmy Faulkner, who responded to the wreck, said Monday morning that criminal charges will be filed on Jaimes.
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