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Warrant issued in fatal crash, ETX manhunt

Justin Echols. (Source: Gregg County Jail) Justin Echols. (Source: Gregg County Jail)
Michelle Allen. (Source: Family Friend) Michelle Allen. (Source: Family Friend)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Thursday afternoon, a Smith County Judge signed a warrant for the arrest of the East Texas man who officials say fled the scene of a fatal crash.

Seventh Judicial District Court Judge Kerry Russell signed the warrant for Justin Echols, charging him with accident involving personal injury or death. That's a third degree felony.

Authorities confirm the woman killed in Wednesday evening's fatal crash was 27-year-old Michele Allen of Harleton, Texas.

Officials on the scene Wednesday said Allen and a man named Justin Echols were in a Ford F-350 truck and lost control going around a curve, hitting a tree. Firefighters believe the man got on the ATV and went down the road, crashed that vehicle and fled on foot.

Allen was ejected and pinned underneath the truck. She died from her injuries. 

A manhunt is ongoing for Echols. Echols is in his mid-thirties. He was last seen wearing a green shirt and jeans. Echols is described as having a medium-build and light facial hair.

The wreck happened around 5:30p.m. Wednesday on CR 217, north of Farm to Market Road 850.

Echols' bond is set at $250,000.

If you know Echols' whereabouts, you're asked to contact your local law enforcement.


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