Stella Hill, Betty Jones Injured in Accident at State 146 in Polk County, TX

December 27, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Stella Hill, Betty Jones
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Route 146, Liberty, Polk County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Avenger, Nissan Murano
State 146
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Avenger and a Nissan Murano were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured two people at State 146 in Polk County, TX on December 27th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 1:34 p.m. According to investigators, a Dodge Avenger operated by 20-year-old Stephen Viellieux was outbound on Hwy 146, allegedly fleeing a previous collision. The vehicle is alleged to have been attempting to travel into a driveway by traveling on the wrong side of the woad, colliding with a Nissan Murano in the process. Following the collision, Viellieux allegedly left the scene on-foot. Both the driver of the Nissan, identified as 55-year-old Stella Hill and a passenger, 49-year-old Betty Jones, were both seriously injured. Viellieux was evaluated for possible injuries. Officers recommended and/or issued charges that include Intoxication Assault, Failure to Stop and Render Aid and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport.

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