Jesse Antonio Huerta, 30, of Lufkin, is charged
with intoxication manslaughter and accident involving injury or death following
the incident that occurred around 1 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of South
An 18-wheeler driver told officers that the victim, who was
on a motorcycle, was in front of him, southbound on Loop 287 in the center
lane, when Huerta passed the 18-wheeler in a Ford Fusion and switched lanes on
top of the motorcycle near the Denman Avenue exit. The 18-wheeler driver tried
to keep Huerta on scene, but Huerta fled on foot.
Huerta attempted to hide in a wooded area nearby, but was
quickly located after officers arrived.
The victim died at the scene.
Huerta remains in the Angelina County Jail. As of 9 a.m. his
bond had not been set.
Public Relations Specialist
Lufkin Police Department