LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County grand jury has no-billed a Lufkin man who was accused of criminally negligent homicide in connection to a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on U.S. Highway 69 North in March 2013 that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.
Stephen Samuel was originally charged with felony criminally negligent homicide when he was arrested in May 2013. He was released from the jail after he posted a bail amount of $7,500.
Samuel turned himself into authorities in connection to the fatal accident, which occurred on March 29, 2013 after authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest.
three-year-old Taylor Davison died as a result of the serious injuries he suffered in the accident. He was pronounced dead on March 31, Easter Sunday. His older brother, Brylen, 5, was injured in the accident.
The accident report stated that Stephen Samuel, 21, of Lufkin, was driving a Lincoln passenger car north on Highway 69 North when he failed to yield the right of way and attempted to turn left into the parking lot of the Polk's Pick-It-Up located at 6925 Highway 69 North.
According to the report, Samuel turned into the path of a southbound black Dodge driven by Meagan Davison, 25, of Lufkin. Taylor and Brylen were also in the vehicle with her.
Samuel and Davison were taken to Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Brylen was airlifted to a hospital in Shreveport, and Taylor was taken to Memorial and later flown to a Houston hospital.