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Angelina Co. grand jury 'no-bills' man involved in fatal racing wreck

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
John Allen (Source: Angelina County Jail) John Allen (Source: Angelina County Jail)

An Angelina County grand jury decided to “no-bill” a 20-year-old Lufkin man who was involved a fatal racing-related accident that occurred on South First Street on April 24.

When the Angelina County grand jury met on Sept. 30, they decided to “no-bill” John Dakota Allen, which means they felt there was not enough evidence in the case to merit a jury trial.

Allen was arrested at the scene of the fatal accident on April 24 and charged with a racing on a highway, causing serious bodily injury and failure to maintain financial responsibility. He posted his bail amount and was released from the Angelina County Jail the next day.

The fatal two vehicle wreck occurred on a feeder road off of South First Street near Hobby Lobby on the morning of April 24.

Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, confirmed Thursday that Richard Lowery died on April 28 at a Tyler hospital as a result of the injuries he suffered in the wreck.

Casper said on April 24 that John Dakota Allen, 20, of Lufkin, was in a Ford Mustang, and Lowery was in a Dodge Challenger. After they were both stopped at a red light on the feeder road, they both started racing when the light turned green, Casper said.

At some point, Lowery lost control of his Challenger, hit Allen's car, and spun into a nearby light pole, Casper said. Lowery was taken to a Lufkin hospital and then airlifted to a Tyler hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Lowery's passenger, Greg Hollis, 39, was also taken to a Lufkin hospital.

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