DPS Locates, Arrests Driver in Hit-and-Run Involving 4-Year-Old Child

September 5, 2022 - As a result of the continued investigation, the vehicle and driver involved in this crash was located in Center (Shelby County).

The driver has been identified as 85-year-old Edward Mora from Center. Mora was driving a 2009 Chevrolet pickup at the time of the crash.

Mora was transported and booked into the Shelby County Jail for fail to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury, a third degree felony.

This is an on-going investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Images of suspect's vehicle

September 4, 2022 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a hit-and-run crash on Farm-to-Market Road 95, about one mile north of the San Augustine County line, today, September 4, 2022.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2:15 p.m., a four-year-old female child was riding a go-cart on private property. The child reportedly attempted to turn around, and in doing so, entered the southbound lane of FM 95 and was struck by a 2007 - 2014 Chevrolet pickup. The driver failed to stop at the scene of the crash and continued traveling south.

The child was transported to Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches for treatment.

DPS Troopers are currently attempting to locate the vehicle and its driver. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lufkin DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.