Man facing charges in fatal hit-and-run in Jasper County

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JASPER, TX (JASPER COUNTY) – A woman is dead and a man is facing charges following a hit-and-run accident in Jasper County early Tuesday morning.

According to 12 News Now, the collision occurred near the intersection of FM 2800 and W Martin Luther King Drive at about 4 a.m., when a 24-year-old Jasper man collided with another vehicle, operated by 30-year-old Tashayna Samuel.

Samuel, of Jasper County, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver fled the scene, but was located later at an apartment complex in Jasper.

The suspect, who has yet to be publicly identified, is facing charges of felony manslaughter.

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