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>>

  • Anglers prepare for Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo

    Anglers prepare for Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:34 AM EDT2018-07-18 09:34:10 GMT
    (Source: wikipedia)(Source: wikipedia)
    (Source: wikipedia)(Source: wikipedia)

    Thousands of dollars are on the line starting tonight through Sunday as the Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo gets underway.

    More >>

    Thousands of dollars are on the line starting tonight through Sunday as the Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo gets underway.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot and humid

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot and humid

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 3:54 AM EDT2018-07-18 07:54:04 GMT
    Rain chances remain low through this afternoon (Source: KPLC)Rain chances remain low through this afternoon (Source: KPLC)
    Rain chances remain low through this afternoon (Source: KPLC)Rain chances remain low through this afternoon (Source: KPLC)

    Through the day today expect hot conditions. Rain chances remain low as we have high pressure off to the west. A pop-up afternoon shower is possible, but remains unlikely. Most of the area should remain dry and hot. Highs are expected to reach the 90s by this afternoon with heat indices in the 100-105 range.

    More >>

    Through the day today expect hot conditions. Rain chances remain low as we have high pressure off to the west. A pop-up afternoon shower is possible, but remains unlikely. Most of the area should remain dry and hot. Highs are expected to reach the 90s by this afternoon with heat indices in the 100-105 range.

    More >>
  • Aging infrastructure big issue for those who manage drinking and wastewater systems in Louisiana

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-07-18 01:11:53 GMT

    There are few things more critical to our health and well being than good clean water. And that's why members of the Louisiana Rural Water Association meget for a conference in Lake Charles each year. Clean, healthy drinking water is one of the things most people in Louisiana take for granted.  But Leslie Durham found out first hand what it's like to have bad water... "I'm actually from St. Joseph so I've had to live with bad water for about ten years and my home actuall...

    More >>

    There are few things more critical to our health and well being than good clean water. And that's why members of the Louisiana Rural Water Association meget for a conference in Lake Charles each year. Clean, healthy drinking water is one of the things most people in Louisiana take for granted.  But Leslie Durham found out first hand what it's like to have bad water... "I'm actually from St. Joseph so I've had to live with bad water for about ten years and my home actuall...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly