DPS arrests driver in Polk Co. January fatal crash

Edward Dobson (Source: Polk County Jail)
Edward Dobson (Source: Polk County Jail)
Source: DPS
Source: DPS

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - DPS has charged a Livingston man accused of fleeing the scene after he wrecked and killed a Conroe woman in January.

Edward Allen Dobson, 53, is charged with second-degree failure to stop and render aid.

According to the DPS report, the crash happened on FM 2457, about six miles west of Livingston. It appears someone was driving a 1995 Chevy pickup westbound at an unsafe speed when it left the road to the left, struck a culvert and overturned. Wendy Rene Banks, 44, died at the scene.

DPS spokesman David Hendry said troopers found an address on the scene and went to a home to talk to next-of-kin. They reported that Dobson was at the home and learned he was also in the vehicle.

Dobson was taken to a Livingston hospital for treatment.

According to an arrest affidavit, an eyewitness said Dobson was driving the truck and that Dobson was picked up by a friend and the two of them left the crash scene.

Dobson was arrested on unrelated drug charges in February. DPS obtained a warrant on the new charge on April 1.

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