Mabank PD: 1 charged after cars plunge over embankment near lake - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Mabank PD: 1 charged after cars plunge over embankment near lake

Source: KDFW Source: KDFW
Tobin Evans (Source: Arrests.org) Tobin Evans (Source: Arrests.org)
MABANK, TX (KLTV) -

Authorities have identified the victims involved in a wreck that caused two vehicles to drive off into the edge Cedar Creek Reservoir.

According to Mabank police, the wreck occurred Tuesday evening off the westbound lane of U.S 175, just a few miles west of Mabank.

Mabank Police Chief Keith Bradshaw said a 2015 white Dodge Charger was driven by Tobin Evans, 55, a Lake Area resident was traveling westbound of U.S 175 at a high-speed rate when he lost control and swerved onto the left lane.

Evans then overcorrected himself into the right lane, where he struck the rear end of a Toyota vehicle driven by 44-year-old Maria Garcia, of Fort Worth.

Both vehicles left the roadway and came to a stop before the water edge.

According to Bradshaw, Garcia and a female juvenile passenger were care-flighted to Dallas hospitals and are in stable condition. Evans refused medical assistance and was taken to the Kaufman County jail where he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to Bradshaw, Evans posted bond Wednesday morning.

Copyright 2018 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • SWLA participates in worldwide nature challenge

    SWLA participates in worldwide nature challenge

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 09:55:13 GMT
    Longleaf pine trees at the Kisatchie National Forest (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)Longleaf pine trees at the Kisatchie National Forest (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
    Longleaf pine trees at the Kisatchie National Forest (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)Longleaf pine trees at the Kisatchie National Forest (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)

    The third annual City Nature challenge is a worldwide competition that calls for community members to take and submit pictures of all sorts of wildlife.

    More >>

    The third annual City Nature challenge is a worldwide competition that calls for community members to take and submit pictures of all sorts of wildlife.

    More >>
  • Sulphur woman celebrates 105th birthday

    Sulphur woman celebrates 105th birthday

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-04-26 09:07:44 GMT
    KPLC-TVKPLC-TV
    When Evalise "Tiny" Rentrop celebrated her 103rd birthday two years ago, everyone there had a certain feeling that they'd be back to celebrate again.  "I'm not hard to please. I just like it my way." April 25 is Tiny's 105th birthday.  Mayor Chris Duncan was on hand for a special proclamation.  "We want to make it your day in the city of Sulphur," said Duncan. "We want everybody to recognize that it's your day in the city of Sulphur...More >>
    When Evalise "Tiny" Rentrop celebrated her 103rd birthday two years ago, everyone there had a certain feeling that they'd be back to celebrate again.  "I'm not hard to please. I just like it my way." April 25 is Tiny's 105th birthday.  Mayor Chris Duncan was on hand for a special proclamation.  "We want to make it your day in the city of Sulphur," said Duncan. "We want everybody to recognize that it's your day in the city of Sulphur...More >>
  • Will the I-10 bridge construction traffic affect the LHSAA Softball State Tournament?

    Will the I-10 bridge construction traffic affect the LHSAA Softball State Tournament?

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:01:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    Over 90 teams from across the state will be battling it out for softball championship titles, and while the tournament is held in Sulphur, many teams book hotels in Lake Charles.  But will traffic play a role in this year's tournament?  The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau told 7News hotels are sold out in Calcasieu Parish--filled with teams for this weekend's tournament.  While traffic is a concern, they say they've already talked to team...More >>
    Over 90 teams from across the state will be battling it out for softball championship titles, and while the tournament is held in Sulphur, many teams book hotels in Lake Charles.  But will traffic play a role in this year's tournament?  The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau told 7News hotels are sold out in Calcasieu Parish--filled with teams for this weekend's tournament.  While traffic is a concern, they say they've already talked to team...More >>
Powered by Frankly