Lufkin Police arrest woman in connection to bicyclists death
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas woman is behind bars after a warrant is issued for her arrest for an accident involving death incident.
It happened on December 25, 2013, when a vehicle driven by Jennifer Isabel Mirelese, 21, drove into a bicycle ridden by Alexander Jansen, 22.
Jensen died at the scene of the crash and Mireles fled the scene.
Debris was collected by Lufkin Police at the crash scene and they identified the suspect vehicle as a 2001 to 2003 model Mazda Protege.
Police then released a press release with information concerning the crash and type of vehicle they believed was involved.
Mireles later contacted Lufkin Attorney, Lisa Flournoy, and arranged a meeting for Mireles to be interviewed by Police.
Mirelese confessed to being the driver of the vehicle that struck Jansen. She stated that she took her attention away from the road to look for her wallet and looked back to the roadway as she struck Jansen's bicycle.
Mireles stated that she was scared and fled the area to her home in Lufkin.
After the interview, Lufkin Police continued to investigate and found probably cause to believe Mireles was the driver involved in the accident.
Mireles was arrested at 1:45 p.m. today, she is currently at Angelina County Jail.