Short pursuit ends with two East Texans injured in one-vehicle wreck

Short pursuit ends with two East Texans injured in one-vehicle wreck
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POSTED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 10:32am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:10am

A Smith County man and woman were involved in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday evening after a short pursuit by a Smith County Deputy.

The wreck happened on Farm to Market Road 344 just west of Farm to Market Road of 756. Deputy Corey Cameron attempted to stop a car after the driver, Joe David Hubbard, 42, failed to dim his headlights. When Cameron tried to stop Hubbard a chase began. While fleeing authorities, the car, driven by Hubbard with Crysla Chambers in the passenger seat, left the roadway and crashed just one mile west of Highway 110 on FM 344.

Hubbard received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital by helicopter. According to Chambers' Facebook page she was treated a the hospital and is now recovering at home.

Cameron plans to investigate whether or not Hubbard was driving while intoxicated.

Hubbard has not been taken into custody at this time, but he is facing several charges including a possible outstanding state warrant for parole violation.

Hubbard is no stranger to Smith County authorities having been previously arrested for the following:

  • Four DWI
  • Fail to identify fugitive from justice
  • Public intoxication
  • Assault causing bodily injury

Hubbard is also believed to have left the scene of a head-on accident earlier last week on Highway 110 just south of Whitehouse in Smith County.

Both accidents are under investigation.

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