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Nacogdoches woman indicted in fatal Shelby Co. rollover accident

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A Shelby County grand jury indicted a 29-year-old Nacogdoches woman on a criminally negligent homicide charge in connection to an April 2014 fatal rollover accident that resulted in the death of her 6-year-old son.

According to the text of the grand jury indictment, which was filed on Sept. 15, Sarah Renee Simmons was indicted on a state-jail felony criminally negligent homicide charge. The indictment said the charge stems from the fact that her son, Logan Simmons, was unrestrained, and as a result, he was ejected when the family’s SUV rolled over on State Highway 7.

Sarah Simmons has not been arrested yet.

Logan Simmons died at the Louisiana State University Hospital in Shreveport two days after the rollover accident.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident involving a red Ford Explorer on Highway 7 at approximately 2 p.m. in April 19.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Explorer drove off the road to the right for unknown reasons, drove back across Highway 7, and overturned several times.

Also in the vehicle with Sarah Simmons were Michael Simmons, Breonna Simmons, Logan Simmons, and Katelyn Makenna Simmons. Sarah and Michael Simmons were transported to a Nacogdoches hospital with unknown injuries. The three children were airlifted to LSU Hospital in Shreveport by helicopter.

According to a page that was set up on the Web site, Michael and Sarah and their three children were on their way home from an East event at New Life Church in Center when the tie rod on their Explorer broke, and the vehicle somersaulted several times.

The page stated that Logan Simmons suffered severe head injuries and that Breonna Simmons’ back was broken in two places, and she had damage to her pelvis. Katelyn Makenna Simmons, the youngest child, had a shattered arm socket and a broken ankle.

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